All About Knee Replacement Surgery.

All About Knee Replacement SurgeryKnee Replacement Surgery is a safe and effective procedure available to those who are suffering from limited mobility or chronic pain in their knees. It is most often recommended for patients who have joint damage from arthritis or a significant injury that caused the knee to no longer function properly. Knee replacement surgery is a relatively safe procedure that can dramatically improve the quality of life of anyone with debilitating joint problems.

Despite what the name implies, the bone structure of the knee does not have to be removed entirely during surgery. A simple device can be inserted into the joint to improve mobility. The surgeon simply moves the ligaments around the bone to access the area to be repaired.

In this procedure, a prosthetic cap is placed over the main knee cap in order to secure the bone’s structure. The new cap will be inserted over the worn out spot and can be used alongside a plastic support cushion if needed.

Anyone who has osteoarthritis or excessive knee pain can benefit from this kind of implant. This is especially true for those whose pain cannot be alleviated with traditional medications.

Most Americans who are 60 years of age or older have probably either considered this procedure or know someone who has considered this procedure. This is the age at which it is most common for a person to seek medical advice about joint pain. However, it is better to speak with your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon at the first sign of trouble, regardless of age. About Knee Replacement SurgeryMany joint problems can be prevented or minimized if treated early. There is no reason to endure pain and limited mobility when the longevity of prosthetic joints is excellent with proper care.

Knee replacement surgery could be the key to getting your life back with a full range of movement and freedom from pain. Call us at St Pete Hip and Knee in St Petersburg, Florida, for additional information on the benefits of joint surgery.

Kurt Hirshorn MD of Tampa Hip and Knee guarantees expertise and compassion when caring for his patients, and ensures a good hospital stay. Schedule an appointment today or call us at (813) 377-4445.
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