Revitalizing Movement

Your knee is a crucial joint where your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) meet, with your knee cap (patella) gliding over the femur during movement. In a healthy knee, smooth cartilage cushions the bone ends, aiding easy bending of the knee. However, arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, along with certain injuries and diseases, can damage this cartilage, causing pain and stiffness as the bones rub together. If you’re experiencing severe pain and stiffness that hasn’t responded to nonsurgical treatments, joint replacement surgery might be necessary to alleviate your discomfort and restore motion.

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What is knee arthroplasty?

Knee arthroplasty, commonly known as knee replacement surgery, is a procedure where your damaged knee joint is replaced with an artificial implant. It’s primarily used to relieve knee pain and restore function, typically caused by severe arthritis or significant knee injuries. In this surgery, the damaged ends of the bones in your knee joint – the femur and the tibia – are carefully removed and replaced with components made of metal and medical-grade plastic.

This creates a new, smoothly functioning joint surface. Knee arthroplasty is a transformative treatment that aims to enhance your mobility and quality of life, allowing you to return to everyday activities with reduced pain and improved joint movement.

Total knee replacement surgery in New York

In total knee replacement, the damaged bone ends are removed and replaced with a prosthesis composed of metal and plastic. This artificial joint allows smooth movement, offering you relief from pain and an improved quality of life.

Is knee arthroplasty right for you?

The benefits of undergoing this surgery include:

  • Pain relief: To significantly reduce or eliminate chronic knee pain that impedes daily activities and affects quality of life.
  • Improved mobility: To restore mobility and range of motion in the knee, making walking, climbing stairs, and other movements easier and less painful.
  • Enhanced quality of life: To return to a more active lifestyle, enjoy hobbies, and perform daily tasks without the limitations caused by knee pain.
  • Damage from arthritis: To address severe damage caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, where the knee joint has deteriorated, and conservative treatments are no longer effective.
  • Correct deformities: To straighten and correct deformities in the leg, improving alignment and joint function.
  • Support for physical activity: To support a return to certain levels of physical activity, especially for those who lead an active lifestyle.
  • Long-term solution: To provide a durable solution with modern knee prostheses that can last for 20 years or more, reducing the need for additional surgeries.
  • Lack of relief from less invasive treatments: When other treatments like medications, physical therapy, and less invasive surgeries have not provided adequate relief.
  • Improved sleep and comfort: To alleviate pain that disrupts sleep and daily comfort, leading to better overall well-being.
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How do you prepare for surgery?

Your journey begins with a thorough evaluation, including x-rays and strength and range-of-motion tests, to determine the best implant and surgical approach for you. We’ll address all your questions and concerns to ensure you’re comfortable and confident with the procedure.

What is the procedure?

Performed under general anesthesia, the surgery involves an incision in your knee to remove damaged bone and cartilage, then inserting the prosthetic device. Depending on your situation, the prosthesis may be cemented or press-fitted for stability. With advances in technology, we also offer minimally invasive options that involve smaller incisions and less tissue manipulation, leading to a faster and less painful recovery.

How long is the recovery time after knee arthroplasty?

After surgery, you’ll likely have a short hospital stay. Physical therapy starts immediately to speed healing and ensures full use of your new joint. From initial steps with walkers and crutches to more challenging activities like stairs, we’ll guide you every step of the way. Continuous passive motion (CPM) machines may also be used to aid your recovery.

How long will the knee replacement last?

Modern knee replacements typically last about 20 years in most well-selected patients, allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle. However, like natural joints, these implants can wear out over time, and a revision procedure may be necessary.

Why choose us for knee replacement surgery?

Choosing us for your knee arthroplasty means entrusting your care to a team of orthopaedic specialists renowned for their expertise and compassionate approach. Our surgeons are board-certified and have extensive experience in performing knee replacements, utilizing the latest surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes. We understand that every knee is unique, and we provide personalized treatment plans suitable for your age, medical history, and lifestyle. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced technology to offer you the highest standard of care. From your initial consultation to your post-surgery rehabilitation, our dedicated team is committed to guiding you through each step of the journey, ensuring a smooth and speedy recovery. With us, you’re not just undergoing a procedure; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to restoring your mobility and enhancing your quality of life.

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Are there any risks?

While knee replacement is generally safe, risks include infection, blood clots, and limited range of motion. We discuss these risks in detail to ensure you’re fully informed and can achieve the best possible outcome.

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