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Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee arthroplasty, more commonly known as knee replacement, is a surgical procedure in which artificial components replace the natural bone and cartilage of a badly damaged knee joint. More than half a million people undergo this type of surgery every year. Total knee replacement is a safe and effective way to relieve severe knee pain that is a result of arthritis and other degenerative joint disease.
Why Knee Replacement?
Knee osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear” arthritis, is a deterioration of the cartilage lining of the knee joint. When the arthritis becomes severe and the cartilage is completely worn out, the rough “bone-on-bone” joint surfaces cause pain and inflammation.
Total knee replacement is a resurfacing of the joint surfaces with synthetic metal and plastic. Total knee replacement is recommended for patients for severe arthritis that involves the majority of the knee joint surfaces. Unicompartmental, or partial knee replacement, is a resurfacing of only a portion of the knee surfaces. Partial knee replacement is recommended for patients with severe arthritis that only involves a limited portion of the knee.
Recovery from a total knee replacement includes rest followed by physical therapy. Exercises help patients regain range of motion as well as strengthen the new knee while learning to walk without pain.
To begin the journey toward pain-free activity, contact KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. Our caring, compassionate staff can answer your knee replacement questions, and will assist you with appointment scheduling and insurance coverage issues.
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or call us at 281.440.6960 to learn more about our Knee Treatment Services.