Knee Replacement: Restoring Mobility and Quality of Life

What is knee replacement?

Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a highly effective medical procedure aimed at restoring mobility and relieving chronic knee pain. The knee joint is one of the most intricate and essential joints in the human body. It facilitates various movements, such as walking, running, and bending. Unfortunately, factors like aging, wear-and-tear, injuries, or degenerative conditions can lead to severe knee problems, causing persistent pain and limiting daily activities.

Why May Knee Problems Occur?

Knee problems can manifest for various reasons, and they often develop gradually.

Aging is a primary contributor, as the knee joint naturally undergoes changes over time. The gradual breakdown of cartilage, known as osteoarthritis, is a common culprit. Additionally, injuries from accidents, sports, or other traumatic events can accelerate knee joint deterioration. Genetics can also play a role, as some individuals are predisposed to knee issues due to their family history.

Chronic knee pain, stiffness, swelling, and a reduced range of motion are common indicators that a knee problem has progressed to a point where medical intervention may be necessary.

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How is Knee Replacement Treated?

Knee replacement surgery is a life-changing solution for individuals suffering from debilitating knee pain. This surgical procedure involves the removal of damaged knee cartilage and their replacement with meticulously designed prosthetic implants. These implants are carefully crafted to mimic the natural function of the knee joint, providing relief and restoring mobility.

What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

Recovery from knee replacement surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and individual factors.
However, here are some common milestones:

Immediate Post-Surgery:
After knee replacement surgery, patients are closely monitored as they wake up from anesthesia. Pain management is a top priority during this initial recovery stage.

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Surgical Center Stay:
The length of your hospital stay will depend on the type of knee replacement and your overall health. Partial knee replacements often result in shorter hospital stays compared to total knee replacements.

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Physical Therapy:
Physical therapy is a crucial component of knee replacement recovery. It typically begins shortly after surgery and continues for several weeks. The goal is to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and regain mobility.

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Pain Management:
Pain and discomfort are common after surgery. Your healthcare team will work with you to manage pain effectively, using a combination of medications and physical therapy.

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Returning to Normal Activities:
The timeline for returning to normal activities varies but can range from a several weeks to several months. Your surgeon will provide guidance on when you can resume specific activities and sports.

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Long-Term Benefits:
Knee replacement surgery can offer long-lasting relief, significantly improving your quality of life. Many patients experience reduced pain, increased mobility, and the ability to engage in activities they had to forgo due to knee pain.

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We pride ourselves on providing a warm and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable and supported throughout your recovery journey. Whether you’re dealing with a minor injury or a more complex condition, our team is here to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Thank you for considering the Canadian Surgical Clinic for your orthopedic care needs.

Thierry Pauyo, MD

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If you’re dealing with chronic knee pain, limited mobility, or discomfort that affects your quality of life, it’s essential to seek expert orthopedic care. Dr. Chris Pedneault and Dr Anthony Albers, our experienced orthopedic surgeons at the Canadian Surgical Clinic, specialize in knee replacement procedures, including partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.

Request a consultation with Dr. Pedneault or Dr Albers to start your journey towards a pain-free, active life. During the consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your condition, ask questions, and explore the most suitable treatment options tailored to your unique needs.

Don’t let knee pain hold you back. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward regaining your mobility and improving your quality of life.

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