What is a Knee Replacement Partial/Total?
The knee is the largest joint in the body. Osteoarthritis, a chronic disease that destroys joint cartilage, commonly affects the knee joint. Nonsurgical treatment options are used to treat mild to moderate cases of knee osteoarthritis. Surgery may be needed to treat severe knee osteoarthritis. Especially when it limits a patient’s ability to perform normal day-to-activities. Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopaedic surgeries. Patients regain knee strength and function and no longer have to worry about knee pain dictating their life.
How is a Knee Replacement Partial/Total Performed?
Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OIOCJ) knee specialists perform partial and total knee replacements. A partial knee replacement is performed when osteoarthritis only affects one side of the knee joint. A total knee replacement is performed when it affects both. During the procedures, an OIOCJ specialist removes osteoarthritic cartilage and bone and replaces it with metal and plastic components. The procedures are performed under local sedation or general anaesthesia. A 1-3-day hospital stay is usually necessary. Physical therapy following the procedure is important. Patients regain balance, strength, and flexibility during one-on-one sessions with an OIOCJ approved physical therapist. Total recovery time is approximately six months.
OIOCJ knee specialists are fellowship trained and board-certified. They use the newest surgical techniques and equipment to perform partial and total knee replacements. Patient satisfaction after surgery with an OIOCJ specialist is very high. To schedule your appointment with an OIOCJ specialist, call 732-201-6990 or visit our contact page.