Patients who have debilitating conditions such as injuries or severe arthritis that has impacted their knee joints may be advised by a professional that they need to consider the advantages of total knee replacement. The decision to undergo such as procedure can be a difficult one, and there may be many questions patients might have before deciding. Below are some of the more commonly asked questions seen by the team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island in regards to total knee replacement.
Am I a candidate for total knee replacement?
There are many signs that a patient might be ready to stop preventative treatments and consider the benefits of total knee replacement. Patients who are limited dramatically in what they can do each day and experience pain and discomfort more days than not might want to think about undergoing this treatment to improve their quality of life and their ability to perform daily activities. The best candidate is an individual who has tried physical therapy, medications, and other treatments with little to no results or improvement.
Why total knee replacement?
Patients with severe arthritis or a severe knee injury that have difficulty walking, climbing, or performing daily activities without significant pain might want to think about having the entire knee replaced to increase mobility and decrease discomfort. This, in turn, will improve one’s quality of life.
How do I prepare for total knee replacement surgery?
It is important that patients speak with their team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island to discuss the preparations for this procedure. This may include imaging, time off of work and school, and an understanding of the recovery process, which often involves regular exercise and physical therapy to help patients regain range of motion and improve their abilities to perform necessary, daily tasks.
Learn more about total knee replacement with our team
At Orthopedic Associates of Long Island, we proudly provide care for patients through seven convenient locations throughout the Long Island area. If you believe you may be a viable candidate for surgeries such as total knee replacement and have questions about undergoing treatment, we welcome you to call our main office number to book an appointment at (631) 689-6698. We are available to assist new and established patients in our facilities for the best care possible!