A 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 at West Penn Orthopaedics to see if total knee replacement surgery is a good option for you.