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 […]
Partial knee replacements
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 […]
Knee Replacement: When Is the Right Time?
The knee is one of the most injury-prone and frequently damaged joints in the human body. These problems can occur from a trauma, normal wear-and-tear or arthritis, any many other conditions. But how do you know whether or not you should have a knee replacement? Let’s discuss what your options are and exactly what type […]
The Importance of Having a Board-Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon on Your Side
According to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, there currently are 29,172 Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons – which seems like a drop in the bucket compared to the approximately one million doctors practicing in the United States. This is part and parcel of the highly rigorous training required of those who hold this prestigious and […]
Is Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Right for You?
Many people have had successful joint replacements, especially in their hips and knees – and this has helped them get back to the active lifestyle they love. Typically, these replacements are made with a combination of plastic and metal parts. The portion of the joint that is affected is removed and replaced with this material. Everyone […]
Dr. Gilbert: Award-Winning Orthopedic Surgeon in Raleigh, NC
Undergoing any orthopedic surgery has its risks and can be quite terrifying. Hip and knee replacement surgeries can be doubly concerning, as these surgeries are extremely delicate and methodical. If you reside in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and have been searching for a reliable, experienced, and extremely skilled orthopedic surgeon, be sure you don’t […]