Knee Replacement TreatmentMany replacement conditions can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Contact Us Today
Knee Replacement Treatment in Wayne, Englewood, and Paramus, New Jersey
Severe knee injuries and pain can prevent you from being as mobile as you should be. It can be difficult to stand, walk from your car into your house, or even climb stairs, and in some cases, you may have problems standing from a seated or lying position. Nonsurgical treatments are the preferred method to reduce pain and inflammation, but sometimes these methods aren’t enough. If that’s the case, knee replacement may be your best option. At High Mountain Orthopedics, our team of board-certified physicians can diagnose and treat your knee problems to help get you back on your feet again.
What Is Knee Replacement?
Knee replacement involves removing the damaged cartilage and a small amount of the underlying bone, positioning metal implants where the bone and cartilage are removed, resurfacing the knee cap with a plastic button, and finally inserting a spacer between the metal pieces to make them glide easily together. Our physicians are experienced in performing this type of procedure and can walk you through the steps and detail your recovery process during your surgical consultation.
Conditions That Require a Knee Replacement
The most common cause for knee pain and the need for knee replacement is due to normal wear and tear on the joint or arthritis due to age. This includes osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis due to a severe knee injury.
We typically recommend surgery when severe knee pain limits your everyday activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and standing, which is usually caused by the breakdown of the cartilage and the bone that limits movement. For some, walking more than a few blocks can result in significant pain, which necessitates using a walker or a cane.
Knee deformities, including a bowing in or out of the knee, may require surgical correction to relieve stress on the joints. Also, if you’ve been taking anti-inflammatory medications or steroids to help reduce the pain and they are not working, it may be time to consider surgery.
Knee pain that is accompanied by swelling and joint instability during daily activities is also a condition that may require surgery to fix.
At High Mountain Orthopedics, we also provide aftercare for your surgical procedures. We understand that the quality of care you receive after you leave the hospital is critical to your success. When you follow our recommended plan of recovery, you can regain strength and range of motions more quickly, resume independent living faster, and avoid any further complications.
After knee surgery, you’ll typically receive a release from one of our physicians within one to five days, depending on how well you are moving around. Before leaving the hospital, you’ll receive a list of strengthening exercises and instructions on when to follow up with our office. Patients typically recover from knee replacement surgery within three to six months if you follow your physician’s orders.
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If you live in New Jersey and are experiencing knee pain, contact our board-certified orthopedic specialists at 973-595-7779 to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation.
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