Knee injuries and other orthopedic conditions can damage your knee joint, cause pain, and limit your movement. Total knee replacement can help you get back to moving about freely without discomfort.
Quality Total Knee Replacement Surgery at Dignity Health
With total knee replacement, your orthopedic surgeon will remove your entire joint and replace it with an artificial knee joint. The new joint will improve your movement and relieve pain.
If other options have not healed your knee, your doctor may suggest total knee replacement for these conditions:
- knee joint injuries
- rheumatoid arthritis
- knee joint infections
Our trusted orthopedic surgeons will determine if surgery is the best option for you and if you should have a total or partial knee replacement. Your care team will consider your personal goals because, at Dignity Health, we live by a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.
Total Knee Replacement Recovery
Your orthopedic surgeon will perform your procedure using either open or a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. Minimally invasive surgery involves making smaller incisions, so you will have less pain and a shorter recovery period should you choose this option.
The type of surgery you select will determine the length of your hospital stay. Once you get back home, you may need help with day-to-day activities for a period.
Physical therapy is a very important part of healing from total knee replacement. Once your knee gets stronger, you should be able to get back to doing the activities you enjoyed prior to your knee injury.
Are you ready to consider knee replacement as a treatment for your pain? Talk to a doctor to see if this procedure is right for your unique needs.
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