Do you need a knee replacement?
Chronic knee pain has many causes, including sprains, ligament or meniscal tears, or tendonitis. Most of these conditions respond to ice, medication, physical therapy or minor surgery. But when it comes to the most common cause of knee pain––arthritis––non-surgical treatments often fail to provide complete relief. The orthopedic surgeons at Phelps will get to the bottom of your knee pain and help you find the treatment plan that is right for you.
More than 650,000 people have total knee replacement surgery each year. Talk to your doctor about whether this could be the right option for you.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis can develop when the bones of your knee and leg do not line up properly. This misalignment can put extra stress on either the inner (medial) or outer (lateral) side of your knee. Over time, this extra pressure can wear away the smooth articular cartilage that protects the bones, causing pain and stiffness in your knee.
If your chronic knee pain makes it difficult to bear your own weight, go up and down stairs, bend or straighten your knee, or walk past a certain distance, then ask your doctor if you qualify for knee replacement surgery.
If you have ever had cortisone or a lubricating fluid injected into your knee, think you are becoming bowlegged or knock-kneed, or have had knee pain for three months or longer, you may want to consult one of our orthopedic surgeons.
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Minimally invasive surgical techniques mean you can be up and moving around more quickly after knee surgery.