Knee replacement is one of the most successful orthopedic surgical procedures, helping many people get long-term relief from knee pain. At Restore Joints & Spine in Mission, Texas, experienced orthopedic surgeon Vaibhav “Van” Kanawade, MD, performs knee replacement surgery using the most advanced tools and techniques to get the best possible outcomes. To see if knee replacement can help you, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that treats chronic knee pain from arthritis. During this procedure, your orthopaedic surgeon removes the damaged portions of your knee and replaces them with prosthetic devices.
Knee replacement surgery has improved the quality of life for millions of people. With advances in surgical tools and techniques, patients can expect even better results.
Restore Joints & Spine specializes in joint replacement procedures. Its orthopaedic surgeon uses the most innovative tools and techniques when performing knee replacement. These tools and techniques improve the placement and positioning of the prosthetic pieces, improving patient outcomes.
The orthopaedic surgeon at Restore Joints & Spine determines if you need a knee replacement after a comprehensive consultation that includes imaging studies of your knee.
Restore Joints & Spine recommends knee replacement for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis or any other type of arthritis that damages the knee joint. However, your orthopaedic surgeon only performs surgery when medical interventions no longer provide significant relief from your pain.
There are two types of knee replacement: total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.
A total knee replacement involves removing the damaged cartilage and a small amount of underlying bone from the ends of your femur and tibia bones. Your surgeon then places the prosthetic parts on top of the bones, recreating your knee joint.
A partial knee replacement is similar to a total knee replacement. However, your surgeon only removes and replaces one damaged knee compartment. The knee has three compartments: medial (inside), lateral (outside), and patellofemoral (front).
If your arthritis damage only affects one compartment, then the orthopaedic surgeon may perform a partial knee replacement. The surgery helps preserve your joint.
However, most people need a total knee replacement.
What happens during recovery from a knee replacement depends on how well you follow your post-surgical recovery plan.
Restore Joints & Spine provides specific instructions and guidelines following your surgery to keep pain under control and help you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible. You also must participate in physical therapy.
Most patients resume many of their normal activities about three to six weeks after knee replacement.
To schedule your knee replacement consultation at Restore Joints & Spine, call or book online today.