Advanced knee arthritis can have a crippling effect. Not only is it painful, but it can make it difficult for you to walk, hampering your ability to perform many of your normal daily activities. There are many nonsurgical treatment options for knee arthritis, including medication, cortisone shots, and physical therapy. However, severe arthritis will not […]
What to Expect When Going Under the Knee Replacement Knife
If you have been diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, your orthopedic physician may recommend knee replacement surgery as a solution for your chronic pain and disability. The procedure involves the replacement and resurfacing of the joint that is damaged by arthritis, using bio-grade prosthetic parts at the ends of the bones that […]
Why Is My Orthopedic Surgeon Recommending a Partial Knee Replacement?
If you have severe and persistent knee pain in one spot in your knee, then you may have localized arthritis. If your osteoarthritis damage – the wearing-down of the protective cartilage in your knee – is only in one section of your knee and is not across the entire knee, then your orthopedic surgeon may […]
What Nonsurgical Treatments Can I Try Before Total Knee Arthroplasty?
According to recent studies, up to 25% of American adults (one in four) suffer from chronic knee pain. If you are one of them, you know how disruptive a nagging knee problem can be to your mobility and quality of life. Depending on the cause and severity of your condition, you have various options to […]
Is Knee Replacement Treatment a Major Operation?
Chronic knee pain is a common problem, especially among athletes and active adults. Most often, it is due to general wear-and-tear arthritis in the knee joint resulting from daily activities such as walking, standing, bending, and lifting, or the result of an injury sustained during athletic activity. If your knee pain is constant or severe, […]
Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeons: What Will Life Look Like After My Knee Replacement?
When faced with chronic knee pain that can only be relieved through partial or total knee replacement surgery, most patients can’t help but wonder what their quality of life will be like after the procedure. “Will I really feel better with a prosthetic knee?” Once you’re fully healed, you will indeed be surprised at how […]
Tips for a Happy Knee Surgery Recovery
When you have undergone surgery to treat chronic knee arthritis or a knee injury, you may want to know how to recover as thoroughly and painlessly as possible. You know about taking your pain prescription and physical therapy, but what else? It’s time to get yourself back into shape so you can lead an active […]
The Total Knee Replacement Journey
If you are considering or preparing for knee replacement surgery, you most likely have been living with worsening pain in your knee – especially during movement – for a long time. You probably are well-versed in all the latest treatments for knee osteoarthritis, including physical therapy, exercise, medication, and therapeutic injections. At some point, you […]
Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is This Procedure for Me?
If you suffer from arthritis in one or both knees, and you just can’t find a treatment that sufficiently reduces your pain, it may be time for knee replacement surgery. The pain of osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million Americans, hindering their ability to enjoy an active lifestyle – sometimes even leading to other health […]
Getting the Most from Your Knee Replacement Surgery
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the world, and knee arthritis (osteoarthritis of the knee) is responsible for about 80% of cases of arthritic pain. As the condition progresses and no longer responds to simple remedies like medication and exercise, then joint replacement surgery may be your answer if you want to […]