Want to bend and move your knee again without pain and get back to the activities you love? Knee replacement offers hope and healing from knee injuries and conditions that have keep you on the sidelines.
At Dignity Health Central California, our nationally recognized knee replacement surgeons provide care with a philosophy of dignity and respect. Awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mercy Medical Center Merced is a Blue Distinction Center for knee replacement.
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Expert Knee Replacement Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
When other knee replacement alternatives have not worked, your doctor may suggest removing your damaged knee and replacing it with a new, artificial joint. If you have any of these signs and symptoms, knee replacement may be right for you:
- Knee pain even when you rest
- Deformed knee joint
- Stiffness or pain in your knee that limits your daily activities
- Severe joint damage with bone and cartilage loss
- Other options, such as anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, joint injections, and less invasive surgeries have not healed your knee
Your orthopedic surgeon will review your medical history and talk to you about your goals. If surgery is right for you, you may have either total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. Every step of the journey, you can expect our experts to provide for the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
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Knee Replacement Recovery Time
A knee replacement procedure is considered major surgery. You will spend several days at one of our Dignity Health Central California hospitals, which specialize in care with humankindness.
Your path to recovery will include physical therapy and, possibly, some time at a rehabilitation center. Over time, your knee will get stronger and move with less pain. You’ll be back to your active lifestyle before you know it.
You can take steps to protect your new knee by:
- Getting regular exercise for strength and stability
- Keeping a healthy weight
- Staying away from high-impact activities and contact sports
- Lifting heavy items properly so your joint is not overloaded
To find out if knee replacement surgery is right for you, talk to an orthopedic specialist today.
Dignity Health Central California has earned national recognition for knee replacement in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.