Knee Surgery in New Jersey
The knee is a "hinge" joint where the thigh bone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia) meet. The kneecap (patella) glides over the femur when the knee moves. In a healthy joint, a layer of smooth cartilage cushions the bone ends, working together with muscles, tendons, and ligaments to allow you to bend your knee easily. Arthritis—particularly "wear-and-tear" arthritis or osteoarthritis—as well as certain knee injuries and diseases can damage the cartilage, causing the bones to rub together and leading to pain and stiffness. That's when you would need to consider knee surgery at the Hartzband Center, serving patients in Paramus, Hackensack, Paterson, Clifton, and Passaic, NJ.
In a total knee replacement, the damaged ends of the bones are removed and replaced with a prosthesis made of metal and plastic. A partial knee replacement for patients with damage on only one side of the joint can delay or prevent a total knee replacement. These artificial parts allow the joint to move smoothly, so the patient experiences pain relief and a better quality of life. Knee replacement can also help restore motion to the joint, straighten the leg and improve stability.
Knee Treatment Options
Patients with arthritis of the knee may find relief in a number of non-surgical and surgical treatments before considering joint replacement surgery. The goals of these treatments are to relieve pain, to increase mobility and restore the quality of life. Patients often undergo some combination of the following:
- Exercise and Lifestyle Changes
- Assistive Devices – Orthotics, Cane
- Injections – Cortisone, Viscosupplementation (Lubricants)
- Alternative Therapies
- Proximal Tibial Osteotomy – To straighten the tibia, correct bow-leggedness and prevent further wearing of cartilage.
If you are in need of knee replacement surgery in New Jersey, the Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement offers a variety of different knee replacement surgery options. Contact the Hartzband Center today to schedule an appointment to discuss which surgery option is best for you.
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