Total Knee Replacement Surgery Resolves Pain and Increases Mobility
Chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or traumatic arthritis can make it difficult or even impossible to live an active lifestyle. The surgical team at The Orthopedic Hospital is dedicated to helping patients find relief and enjoy greater mobility through total knee replacement surgery.
Knee Replacement Restores Alignment and Function
During knee replacement surgery, an orthopedic specialist removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee joint. This is replaced with a man-made surface of metal and plastic to restore the alignment and function of the knee.
Multimodal Pain Approach for Knee Replacement
The Orthopedic Hospital optimizes pain management for knee replacements through a combination of medications delivered in different ways. This multimodal approach may include oral and IV medications, coupled with a nerve block, to help manage post-surgical pain. This allows patients to get up and move faster and rehab more efficiently.
Presurgery Evaluation and Education
Presurgery evaluation and education are designed to prepare patients for surgery - both physically and mentally. All knee replacement patients are evaluated through the Preoperative Asessment Clearance Education (PACE) Clinic to identify and address any potential risks. In addition, Joint Camp provides specialized education to first-time total knee replacement patients. Topics include what to expect and pain management. Patients also talk with staff from key areas and have a final meeting to review the surgical plan.
Knee Replacement Specialists
To learn more about the specialists providing total knee replacement services, click here.