Did you know that more than 700,000 knee replacement procedures are performed each year in the United States? If you're trying to make a decision about whether to have knee replacement surgery, please know that you are not alone.
At Parkridge Bone & Joint, our knowledgeable and experienced physicians work with you to ensure having a knee replacement is the right decision for you.
Is Knee Replacement Surgery Right for You?
So how do you know if having knee replacement surgery is right for you? You have to have all of the facts in front of you.
For starters, you might wonder why your knees even wear out in the first place.
Every day you use your knees. Whether you're walking, running, climbing or jumping—you put pressure on your knees every day.
But just because your knees are achydoesn't necessarily mean you need a knee replacement surgery due to the wear and tear. There are many conservative methods of treatment to try before turning to knee replacement, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, injections, and physical therapy.
However, if those options don't alleviate your pain, it might be time to consider knee replacement surgery.
Signs Knee Replacement Might Be Necessary
If you have tried medication, lifestyle changes, physical therapy and other treatment methods for your knee and your pain still hasn't alleviated, speak with a physician about knee replacement surgery.
If the pain in your knee is so severe that you are unable to enjoy your normal, everyday activities, then you need to do something to regain your quality of life. Experiencing knee pain while at rest is also a sign that replacement may be needed, as is knee inflammation and swelling.
You should not have to live with knee pain morning, noon and night. If nothing is working, then make an appointment with one of our physicians who can get you back on the right track to living your life again without pain!
Are you considering knee replacement surgery? Make an appointment at Parkridge Bone & Joint today for an evaluation!