Symptoms & Causes of Needed a Joint Replacement
Extreme pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of a knee that needs to be replaced or repaired. When everyday activities like walking, climbing stairs, or dressing become too difficult because of pain, your primary or orthopedic doctor may recommend replacement surgery. One of the most common reasons for a joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a disease that damages the cartilage that helps joints move smoothly. When that cartilage breaks down, the bones in the joint begin to rub against each other. This can lead to pain and stiffness.
Total vs. Partial Knee Replacment: Which surgery is right for you?
In this brief video, Dr. Bryan Jarvis discusses some factors to consider when deciding whether total or partial knee replacement is the right choice for you.
Total Knee Replacement - Post Operative FAQs
Is it normal to have swelling down my leg into my foot after my knee replacement surgery?
How long is recovery after my surgery?
Is it normal to have some clicking in my knee?
Why can't I go to the dentist? Why do I need antibiotics after 3 months?
Will I set off a metal detector?
Do I need to worry about taking pain medications?
Is it normal to have pain after the surgery?
Is it normal to have shortness of breath or chest pain after surgery?