The Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic team specializes in total knee replacement as a safe, reliable solution for patients in need of pain relief. We maintain relationships with multiple companies to provide the best knee replacement device for your individual needs—we’re not limited to one brand or type. In addition, our office works tirelessly to ensure the experience is as smooth and painless as possible for each and every one of our patients. We’ll be right there with you, from diagnostic services to surgery and follow-up physical therapy.
Our specialists want patients to come into the office feeling comfortable and confident—we will never push for an operation if it isn’t absolutely necessary, and treatment plans will be crafted as an ongoing conversation with each patient’s unique needs in mind.
Through multimodal pain management practices and rapid recovery protocols, the Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic team strives to get patients out of the hospital and on their way to recovery in the safest, most effective, and most comfortable way possible after total knee replacement.
- When is total knee replacement necessary?
- How does a total knee replacement surgery work?
- What is recovery like for knee replacement surgery?
- Are total knee replacement surgeries successful?
- Who is eligible for minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery?
- What is revision knee replacement?
- How common is total knee replacement?
Common Questions on Total Knee Replacement
When is total knee replacement necessary?
Severe pain and arthritis can occur when the cartilage in the knee—which cushions the knee joint—wears away over time. Luckily, there are a variety of non-surgical treatment options available for patients suffering from arthritis and knee pain. The specialists at Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic team will explore first. If a patient is not relieved of their pain from various non-invasive methods, total knee replacement is often considered as a final treatment option.
How does a total knee replacement surgery work?
Total knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, is a common orthopedic procedure in which the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee are replaced with an implant.
There have been incredible advancements in the orthopedic field, allowing joint replacement surgery to now be a minimally invasive process. The specialists of Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic use smaller incisions, following a predictable pathway. These minimally invasive methods avoid unnecessary trauma to the quadriceps tendon and front of the thigh, meaning pain is well-controlled and tissue damage is minimized.
What is recovery like for knee replacement surgery?
You will be standing and walking the very same day as your total knee replacement surgery at the Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. Your doctor will advise to progressively increase activity as the recovery progresses, depending on your individual case.
Patients should expect to spend one to two days in the hospital post-surgery, and can generally resume with full activity within three to six weeks. A small amount of physical therapy helps speed recovery during this period, and for our patients’ convenience, these services available in the very same building.
Are total knee replacement surgeries successful?
More than 95 percent of patients who undergo joint replacement surgery at the Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic are very satisfied with the outcome. They are relieved of most, if not all, of their pre-surgery pain and are fully active again within three to six weeks.
We are proud to offer physical therapy in the building, as well as regular check-ups following the surgery. Having these services consolidated under one roof means our doctors can more quickly respond to any irregularities or abnormal healing that might occur, making sure you heal as comfortably and quickly as possible.
Who is eligible for minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery?
As with all treatment at the Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, our specialists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle, and unique needs to determine if this procedure is right for you. We will review a variety of factors including any past surgeries you’ve had and your current state of health. Prior to beginning any treatment plan, we will ensure that all of your questions are answered and you will know what to expect.
What is revision knee replacement?
It is normal for some replacements to need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years—even the highest quality joint replacements will wear over time. When is happens, revisions joint replacement, which is simply the replacement of a joint replacement, might be necessary. Revision knee replacement procedures are as quick and easy as your initial surgery.
At Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we strongly recommend regular check-ups with our doctors post-total knee replacement surgery to track the condition of your replacement and address potential issues before they progress to anything more severe.
How common is total knee replacement?
As the baby boomers age, especially, the number of joint replacements performed are increasing. Total knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common as a reliable and effective source of relief for severe arthritis.