A knee replacement is an operation that involves replacing some or all of the damaged joint with prosthetic materials, and this surgery’s medical name is knee arthroplasty. This procedure is performed to greatly reduce or eliminate knee pain that does not respond well to nonsurgical treatments, such as cortisone injections, hyaluronic injections, or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections. Knee replacement surgery is usually performed to relieve severe knee pain caused by arthritis. The surgery [Read More]
What to Do If You Have Painful Joints After TKA
Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), also known as total knee replacement, is an orthopedic surgical procedure performed on the knee. TKA is a treatment option for those with a worn-out knee joint, one of the most common causes of which is the wear and tear associated with arthritis. When a TKA is performed, the defective cartilage is removed between the joint, the ends of the bones that meet at the joint are reshaped and fitted with metal implants, and a plastic piece called a spacer is put in [Read More]
Partial Knee Replacement vs Total Knee Replacement: What is the Difference?
Weak-Kneed No More: Knowing Your Options for Knee Surgery According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly half of all American adults develop knee osteoarthritis in at least one knee during their lifetime. Additionally, the demand for total knee replacement surgery is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030. However, it’s important that sufferers of knee conditions examine their options before committing to a full-fledged surgery. Both partial and total knee replacement [Read More]