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Living with the pain of knee arthritis is debilitating. Total and partial knee replacement are some of the most successful surgical procedures performed today by orthopedic surgeons.
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it will be harder to carry out simple activities of daily life, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain at rest.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications, injections and braces are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total or partial knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery was first performed in 1968. Since then, improvements in surgical materials and techniques have greatly increased its effectiveness.
Total knee replacements has become one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.
Today, newer total knee implants promise to last beyond 30 years while new surgical techniques and pain management protocols are making recovery from this major procedure easier and safer.
Equally successful, partial knee replacement implants, when performed on the right patient will provide pain free function for many years with the added benefit of a more rapid recovery and a more "natural" feeling knee.
Most patients are returning home only a day after surgery and some even the same day. The rehabilitation protocols have been modified to be safely and effectively performed at home, in your familiar environment.
Consult today with one of our physicians to discuss your knee arthritis treatment options.