When might a patient benefit from knee replacement surgery?
- Posted on: Oct 30 2019
The team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island are ready and willing to help patients in their community achieve better health and function of their joints and bones. With seven convenient locations int eh communities of West Babylon, Commack, Wading River, Riverhead, Southampton, Patchogue, and Setauket, we are just an appointment away from assisting you.
One common condition we see in our practice is dysfunctional or damaged joints such as the knee. The knee is a critical joint in the body that can impact one’s quality of life if it becomes problematic. Walking alone can become a painful activity. When damage or injury occurs to this joint, many patients will find relief with physical therapy. However, others may be faced with the idea of obtaining knee replacement surgery.
When do I need knee replacement surgery?
The staff at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island advise patients to monitor their condition to help determine when they need surgical intervention. Pain tends to carry across several stages for a patient. It may begin as a small ache or discomfort when putting weight on the knee. It becomes progressively more difficult for patients to get up from the toilet, off a chair, or use the stairs. Pain medication is typically taken at this point to address the problem. In the later stages, patients begin cutting back on certain daily activities because of their knee pain, such as gardening, walking, or avoiding the stairs. At this point, it may be time to be evaluated by a doctor to see if knee replacement surgery would be beneficial. Patients should never let pain and discomfort impact their overall quality of life and keep them from doing the activities they enjoy. With knee replacement surgery, most patients will be able to get back to the movements they once enjoyed without pain!
Schedule your visit with our team today!
If you are wondering if it’s time for knee replacement surgery, the team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island encourage you to book a consultation and initial evaluation with our staff. Call (631) 689-6698 to request your appointment and speak to one of our professionals about the options available to you for finding relief from pain and restore the function of your knee joint.
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