Around the world, millions of people are living with chronic knee pain. Chronic knee pain can prevent people from living the lives they want and not allow them to carry out basic activities of daily living.
While some chronic knee patients are able to find relief with medications and physical therapy, a knee joint repair or replacement is the only effective treatment for many patients.
Here are a few examples of knee joint surgeries that can improve the quality of life of many patients.
A joint preservation surgery is ideal if you are suffering from arthritis but the condition is not bad enough to totally replace the joints. The surgery is done to repair the mechanical balance of the joint forces to avoid concentrated loads. Surgery may involve cartilage transplants, meniscal allografts or ligament reconstruction.
Partial Knee Replacement
Sometimes, the knee joint damage is limited to one compartment or area. If this is the case with you, you may benefit from a partial knee replacement. The advantage of this surgery is that it preserves important knee ligaments that allow balance and function in the joint.
Total Knee Replacement
A total knee replacement is done to replace the worn-out parts of the knee joint with an artificial implant. This is a common surgery that has proven high success rates.
No one deserves chronic pain. If you are suffering from chronic knee joint pain and have not found relief with conservative treatments, it is best to consult an orthopedic surgeon immediately.