Each and every year, thousands of people suffer from knee pain due to various conditions such as osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis), trauma, sports injuries or rheumatoid arthritis. The pain from these conditions leads to decreased function along with stiffness. Individuals who were once very active in recreational activities and sports find it difficult to enjoy participation, which can lead to weight gain and a more sedentary lifestyle.
Knee surgeons in Gilbert, Chandler and Mesa AZ at OSPI offer a full spectrum of treatment from bracing to physical therapy, injections, TENS units and more to help patients achieve relief. As a last resort, knee replacement surgery may be considered.
Knee Surgery – Best and Last Resort to Provide Relief from Serious Pain
Knee replacement surgery consistently ranks among the top worldwide procedures for increasing one’s quality of life. This includes a 90% success rate for both pain relief and allowing patients to begin participating in recreational activities again – whether it’s golf, hiking, tennis and more.
The best knee specialists in Arizona include those who are Board Certified and have performed hundreds of the procedures. OSPI offers several orthopedic surgeons in Gilbert who are not only experts in knee replacement, but also have incorporated surgical innovations allowing for patients to go home quickly afterwards and with less pain.
The Knee Replacement Procedure
Most knee replacement procedures are accomplished in under two hours, with the surgeon customizing the implant size specifically for the patient’s needs. The implants themselves are made of various metals, which incorporate into your body’s biology and do not present a “rejection” reaction.
After being put under anesthesia, your knee will be sterilized and temporarily have a tourniquet placed to minimize blood loss during the procedure. The arthritic joint is exposed, and then the joint surfaces are removed entirely. The knee surgeon in Gilbert will then place various temporary implants to figure out the right size implants and make sure your range of motion is satisfactory. At that point the final implants are placed using specialized instruments to ensure the most accurate positioning possible.
The orthopedic surgeons at OSPI have performed many knee replacements and are truly experts in the procedure. Call today to find out more about how the practice can help you!
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