Are there activities you would be interested in doing without being hindered by dull throbbing knee pain or stiffness? I am guessing the answer is, well, everything. Knee replacements are effective treatments because they are typically successful at reducing this pain. They are becoming increasingly more common as people choose to live an active life without knee pain and focus on their overall health.
What happens during a knee replacement?
At the ORTHOKnox orthopedic clinics in Knoxville, Tennessee, or Athens, Tennessee, Dr. Hovis uses MAKOplasty® to perform partial knee replacements. Healthy bone and tissue are preserved, and damaged bone and cartilage are removed. In total knee replacements, Dr. Hovis will remove the damaged part of your bone and cartilage and replace it with an artificial joint made of metal with plastic spacers.
Patients are usually only in the hospital for 24 hours for knee surgery, and recovery takes 3–6 months. The surgery is common, safe, and cost-effective, making it a viable treatment option for most patients.
Will getting a knee replacement relieve my knee pain?
Yes! Most patients who have knee replacements experience a significant reduction in pain.
What are other benefits of a knee replacement?
The reduction or removal of knee pain allows patients to live an active lifestyle, which is beneficial to their overall health. Increased activity reduces their risk of cardiovascular disease. It opens the doors for them to engage in fun activities, such as golf, swimming, walking a dog, or yoga, which also gives them a chance to socialize and focus on mental health.
Where can I go for knee replacement surgery in Knoxville or Athens, TN?
With its on-site physical therapists, board-certified surgeon, and Orthopedic Urgent Care that is available without an appointment, ORTHOKnox has got you covered for your knee surgery. ORTHOKnox has orthopedic clinics in Knoxville, Tennessee, or Athens, Tennessee. For more information about how ORTHOKnox can perform your knee surgery, call (865) 251-3030, or fill out our easy-to-use online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you!