Total knee replacement surgery can offer relief from chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis or other joint problems. Re-capping the knee at the joint prevents the painful bone-on-bone contact experienced by a diseased joint or loss of cartilage.
Our total knee replacement offers long-term relief from chronic joint pain. We have a team of specialists dedicated to providing comprehensive care throughout your joint replacement journey – from preparation to procedure through recovery and outcomes.
What Happens During Total Knee Replacement Surgery?
The knee itself is not replaced in this surgery, as is commonly thought. Instead, an implant is used to re-cap the damaged bone ends. This is completed with a metal alloy on the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone), a plastic spacer between the metal, and a plastic “button” behind the patella (kneecap).
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What Happens After Total Knee Replacement Surgery?
You will be discharged home from the surgery center. Upon leaving the surgery center you will be given a walker or crutches to use at home until you see your surgeon at your post-operative appointment.
Our customized recovery solutions provide the post-op resources you need to regain your mobility, strength and life in the comfort of your home.
What Are the Outcomes for Total Knee Replacement?
Four to six weeks after surgery, patients are generally back to resuming normal activities.
Most people who have a knee replacement surgery experience significant pain relief, improved mobility and a better overall quality of life. Four to six weeks after surgery, you can generally resume most daily activities. You should avoid high-impact activities such as jogging, skiing, tennis and other sports that involve contact or jumping.