Important Facts for Patients Facing Total Knee Replacement
What do I need to know about Knee Replacement?
It makes sense that healthy knees are integral to a high quality of life. However, we don't tend to give this idea much thought until we are forced to. Men and women affected by injury or osteoarthritis may find that they can no longer spend much time doing things they love, such as gardening or golfing. According to statistics from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, knee replacement surgery has a great deal of merit for such individuals.
At Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement, our doctors perform minimally invasive surgery which helps patient recuperate quicker and get back to their normal routines. Some of our patients can have the procedure done at an outpatient surgery center with discharge that same day.
The materials that are implanted into the knee last several years. Data reflects 90% success at the ten-year mark, and 85% success after 20 years. The endurance of modern technique and devices makes knee replacement an excellent solution to chronic pain due to injury or arthritis.
Most patients who have total knee replacement are between the age of 50 and 80. However, this procedure is also now performed more frequently on younger patients with degenerative conditions affecting the knee.
One study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggests that total knee replacement significantly improved both comfort and range of motion of the knee.
The Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement we specialize is only two procedures Hip & Knee Replacements. See how we can help you address chronic knee pain when you schedule a consultation with one of our experienced specialists.
Category: Knee Injury and Treatment