A knee osteotomy can change bone alignment so that the mechanical axis passes though the center of the knee and weight is more evenly distributed. This can help avoid further joint degeneration.
Effective pain management after joint replacement can be achieved with a multi-pronged approach that includes peripheral nerve blocks and limits the use of narcotic painkillers, also called opioids.
Knee replacement surgery recovery requires treating pain and swelling, using a walker or cane, setting goals for physical therapy goals and long-term health.
Learn about the steps recommended by doctors to patients preparing for knee osteotomy surgery to ensure proper recovery and avoid complications.
Before deciding to proceed with knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty), there are several questions that a patient will want to have answered by their physician. Here are a list of questions to consider before you move forward with scheduling a knee replacement procedure.
Factors like potential risks, recovery time, and cost can help to inform patients' decision to schedule knee replacement surgery or postpone it.
Outpatient knee replacement surgery may offer patients improved outcomes and satisfaction as well as decreased cost, but there are several unique complications that patients will need to look out for.
Although a double knee replacement procedure can decrease cost and recovery time, there is also and increased risk of complications that patients need to consider.
Read about the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive knee replacement surgery to treat chronic knee pain from arthritis.
Although rare, 5% of Medicare patients 65 and older experience risks and complications from total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty) involving anesthesia, infection, and allergic reactions to the prostheses.