The knee is a large weight-bearing joint that is similar to a hinge. The knee joint may become damaged by arthritis, injury, or other conditions. It may become difficult for you to perform simple activities such as using the stairs or even simply walking. You may even be uncomfortable while at rest.
If you have not responded to nonsurgical treatments such as pain medications, activity modifications, or have become dependent on assistive devices such as a cane or a walker, you may benefit from knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that may help alleviate your pain and restore your mobility.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
The hip is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body and is a ball and socket type joint. The hip joint may become damaged by arthritis, injury, or other conditions. Your hip may become stiff and painful and you may find it difficult to do simple things such as put on your socks and shoes. You may even be uncomfortable while at rest.
If you have not responded to nonsurgical treatments such as pain medications, activity modifications, or have become dependent on assistive devices such as a cane or walker, you may benefit from hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that may help alleviate your pain and restore your mobility.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Total Hip & Knee replacements are two of the most successful surgical procedures in modern day medicine. In the vast majority of cases, these surgeries allow people to return to an active lifestyle free of chronic pain and disability/limitations due to this pain. Over time however, a hip or knee replacement may fail for a number of reasons. When this happens, your replaced joint may become painful, stiff, or even unstable making it difficult to perform your daily activities.
There are different levels of revision surgery. In some cases, only part of the implant may need to be revised. In other cases, all of the implant may need to be removed and replaced with new, specialized implants that are designed for revision surgeries.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Dr. Thomas Kryzak is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic total joint replacement surgeon specializing in primary and complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He has advanced training in complex revision hip and knee replacement surgery, minimally invasive techniques, cementless total knee arthroplasty, and robotic assisted total joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Kryzak Graduated Cum Laude from Union College with a Bachelors degree in Biology in 1998. After college, Dr. Kryzak worked for 3 years before matriculating at Tufts Medical School; he spent two of those years teaching in an inner city public school in Phoenix, Arizona with the Teach For America Program.
Following medical school, Dr. Kryzak spent a year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he completed an internship in General Surgery. Following this, Dr. Kryzak was selected by the United States Air Force to be one of four surgeons to complete his Residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center; the only Air Force Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in the United States.
After residency, Dr. Kryzak completed 5 years of service to the United States as a General Orthopaedic Surgeon. While stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia, Dr. Kryzak was deployed to the Middle East where he served as a member of a Mobile Field Surgical Team. Dr. Kryzak was awarded an Army Commendation Medal as well as a Meritorious Service Medal for his time served on active duty to his country.
Following his Air Force career, Dr. Kryzak then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction (Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery) at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. During fellowship Dr. Kryzak was able to work with world-renowned orthopaedic joint replacement surgeons to hone his skills on such procedures as minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, robotic assisted joint replacement, complex hip and knee revision surgery, and cementless total knee replacement.
Dr. Kryzak is an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as well as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He has also been active with the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) as well as the American Medical Association (AMA).
In his free time, Dr. Kryzak enjoys spending time with his family and their dog Gus, skiing, playing ice hockey, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Thomas Kryzak, MD
Mid Coast Hospital
123 Medical Center Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: (207) 442-0350