Total knee replacement surgery can relieve pain and improve mobility. Diseases like arthritis attack the cartilage that cushions your joints. When the cartilage has deteriorated substantially, a total knee replacement may be the best treatment option.
During total knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes damaged bone and replaces it with a joint made of high-tech metal, plastics and polymers. Factoring your age, activity level and the range of knee implants available, your surgeon selects an appropriate knee joint and creates a customized care plan for you.
Pain after knee replacement surgery varies from person to person, but we are committed to keeping you as comfortable as possible. Throughout your stay with us, as well as after you are home, we will help control your discomfort using a variety of techniques and medications.
While each patient is different, the goal is for you to recover in the comfort of your own home as soon as possible. Improvements in surgical techniques and post-op care mean that after about 3 to 4 days, you will most likely go straight home. However, some patients need to spend a little longer in a rehabilitation center or care facility before they're fully ready. Our Joint Care Coordinator works with your care team to determine what's best for you and helps determine what additional support is needed for you at home.