Knee replacement surgery can help patients with knee-related conditions or injuries to walk and perform day-to-day activities more easily. The procedure involves removing and replacing the damaged joint surface with an artificial one. After surgery, patients initially feel discomfort and stiffness in their knee, but this is part of the normal recovery process and improves […]
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 […]
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 […]
Treating a Torn Meniscus Without Surgery
Even if you already know that you have knee arthritis, new knee pain can mean a new problem. If you are experiencing a popping in the joint, or it’s locking, then you might also have an injury to your meniscus – which is a moon-shaped section of cartilage in your knee that is an extra […]
The Future of Knee Replacement Surgery: MAKOplasty
Are you bothered by knee pain, and is it getting worse? Your knees are the largest joints in your body and if they’ve been bothering you, you already realize how important they are to your health and wellbeing. If you’ve gotten to the point where the pain is starting to affect your quality of life, […]
Differences Between Women’s Knees and Men’s Knees
There are many differences between men and women – some are obvious, some are much less obvious. While you may think that a knee is a knee, they’re actually quite different between the two genders and even between two people of the same gender. Let’s talk about the many ways in which a typical knee […]
Osteoarthritis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that typically worsens over time, as people age. Although often worse in elderly or overweight individuals, middle-aged and even young patients can develop severe arthritis as well. Although women can be affected by arthritis more often than men, more than 30 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis overall. While […]
Do I Need a Partial or a Total Knee Replacement?
If physical therapy and other nonsurgical options have not helped relieve your knee pain or regain your mobility, knee replacement surgery may be a good option for you. If you are considering knee replacement surgery, you’re not alone. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 600,000 people each year in the US […]