total knee replacement surgeryA knee severely damaged by arthritis or injury may make simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs difficult. The pain may even be evident while you are sitting or lying down.

When medications, walking supports, and other nonsurgical treatments are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery. Total knee replacement surgery is a generally safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help you resume normal activities.

This procedure resurfaces the damaged knee joint. The doctor can choose from a wide variety of designs that take into account the patient‘s age, weight, activity level, and overall health. Most artificial knee joints attempt to replicate the knee‘s natural ability to roll and glide as it bends.

With more than 600,000 performed annually in the U.S., total knee replacement surgeries are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine.

Contact Dr. Robert Armstrong to see if total knee replacement surgery is a good option for you.

β€œIn July of 2007, Dr. Armstrong replaced both of my knees.  Before the surgery, walking, standing, and climbing stairs were painful, stiff experiences.  I needed to hold onto my husband or lean on something solid to move, most of the time.  Since the surgery, walking is a pleasure, I can stand without help, and I can take the stairs – one foot for each step.  My range of motion is very good.  I am continuing to improve.  I am grateful that Dr. Armstrong was willing to do surgery on both my knees at once.  His follow up care has been excellent and encouraging.”

Fran George – Strattanville, PA