Everything you need to know if you are considering knee replacement

Patients with chronic knee problems may be unsure as to when they need to consider more invasive options to obtain effective treatment. Conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is often the leading cause of degenerative knee problems. This is one of the primary reasons why a patient may consider surgical procedures to treat their condition and restore their mobility. While conservative treatment methods are often recommended to patients who visit the team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island, there comes a point when consideration of knee replacement surgery becomes a realistic approach for a patient.

Understanding knee replacement surgery

There are two types of knee replacement surgery, including total knee replacement and partial knee replacement. The surgical procedure recommended for a patient will greatly depend on the age of the patient, the damage of the tissues, and the lifestyle the individual leads. Prior to surgery, our team will often recommend more conservative approaches to manage pain and maintain range of motion. But once the condition becomes too problematic, it may be time to think about knee replacement surgery.

How successful is knee replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgeries are routine procedures that are performed by the doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island on a regular basis. These procedures are extremely successful, making them a highly recommended choice for patients dealing with chronic knee joint problems.

When should I opt for knee replacement surgery?

Your doctor will work with you from day one to better understand the severity of your knee condition. The first approach to treatment is often a more conservative solution, including special exercises, physical therapy, and activity. When these solutions no longer help and the condition is impacting your daily life, surgery becomes the obvious choice.

What is expected for healing and recovery?

The team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island will educate patients on the process of treatment as well as the recovery period. Patients can expect to limit their activities for several weeks as they recover from their procedure. Patients should follow all doctor-recommended suggestions, including participating in physical therapy and rehabilitation, to ensure proper healing and desired results.

Ready to speak to a provider about knee replacement surgery?

Contact the team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island today to discuss your treatment options and decide if surgical intervention is right for you. Call (631) 689-6698 to schedule a consultation at any one of our seven practice locations throughout the Long Island area and surrounding communities.

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