Knee replacement surgeries are done to replace knees that have been worn down, damaged, or injured. Knee replacement surgery helps to bring back mobility and strength, and eliminate pain entirely. If you’re dealing with knee pain, it can lower your quality of life significantly. With the recent advancements in technology and equipment, knee replacement surgery is more effective than ever. Here is your complete guide to total knee replacement.
What Is a Knee Replacement?
A knee replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is when the bones in the knee are replaced with a much more durable, long-lasting, and supportive material. This new prosthetic material will help support the knee and promote better mobility as compared to the old joints and bones.
There are two types of knee replacements, a total knee replacement, and a partial knee replacement. During a total knee replacement, the entire knee joint is replaced with prosthetic, artificial joints. During a partial knee replacement, only some of the joint is replaced.
One of the most common reasons individuals get a total knee replacement is because of Osteoarthritis. This condition occurs when the cartilage in the joint has worn down over time and causes discomfort, pain, stiffness, and much more. Cartilage in the knees is important, and when it has worn down, it may be time for total knee replacement.
Benefits of a Knee Replacement
Whether it is a total or partial knee replacement, there are many benefits. Some of the benefits include but is not limited to:
- Greatly improved mobility
- Decrease in pain
- Improved quality of life
These benefits can turn your life around drastically as either of these operations can help you reclaim your best life. Total knee replacement is commonly the preferred choice for those with Osteoarthritis.
How Do I Know If I Need a Knee Replacement?
A few signs that you need knee replacement surgery are if you have debilitating knee pain, lack of mobility, weakness in the joints, and any other issues that you feel are stopping you from doing everyday activities. Speaking with one of our Orthopaedic doctors and getting examined can help you determine if you need one or not.
Call Summit Orthopaedics Today!
If you’re looking to reclaim your best life, end your knee pain, and get back to doing what you love most, the healthcare professionals at Summit Orthopaedics are ready to help you. Our team strives to provide the best results and care possible. If you’re interested in knee replacement surgery or would like to know more, call or text us at 503-850-9940 to schedule an appointment today! You can also visit us at summitdocs.com for more information.