Patient Specific Knee Replacement
Many of us experience knee pain due to a variety of factors, including the wear and tear caused by natural aging and the effects arthritis has on our joints. But chronic knee pain can have an effect on our daily lives and sleeping habits, making it difficult to accomplish even the simplest of tasks. At All Star Orthopaedics, we offer patient specific knee replacement surgery for the most severe cases of chronic knee pain. Our doctors will only perform surgery once non-surgical remedies have been attempted. For patients who require knee replacement surgery, our advanced techniques make it possible for you to attain effective, customized treatment in a relatively quick procedure. Plus, our state-of-the-art knee replacement surgical procedures are designed to give you less downtime after surgery than other techniques.
Please contact All-Star Orthopaedics for more information on treatments for knee pain and patient specific knee replacement surgery here in the Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas region.
Chronic Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Traumatic Injury – twisting; landing; squatting; or impact injury
Patients with pain in the knee often endure swelling, pain and discomfort, and/or instability and a loose feeling in the knee area. They may also have trouble when trying to bend the knee. Chronic knee pain can be a sign of something more serious than just an average ache or pain, and when knee pain is keeping you from engaging in your normal daily activities or causing disturbances when you sleep, it often means a trip to an orthopaedic specialist to find out what’s going on.
Knee Pain Treatment
Most people with knee pain will never require surgical replacement of the knee, and our specialists here at All Star Orthopaedics will be sure to exhaust every non-surgical option before resorting to patient specific knee replacement surgery. These options may include:
- Medications and injectables
- Knee arthroscopy
One or a combination of these non-surgical treatments may be all that’s necessary to improve your knee condition.
Patient Specific Knee Replacement Surgery
If you are still experiencing chronic, debilitating knee pain after non-surgical remedies have been attempted, patient specific knee replacement surgery may be your best option for relief. This surgical treatment is actually a relatively quick procedure that is custom-designed to give you the most precise prosthetic appliance for your knee and reduce pain and discomfort, improve mobility, and help you get back to the active lifestyle to which you are accustomed.
Patient specific knee replacement surgery begins with an MRI to take a precise and accurate picture of the inside of your knee. A virtual knee will be created that mimics size, shape, and contour of the knee, allowing our knee replacement surgeons to develop an exact prosthetic replica that is specifically tailored to your anatomy. The incisions made to recontour the bone in the knee area and place the prosthesis are only millimeters in length. This custom procedure has a reduced risk of complications when compared to previous types of knee replacement surgery. It also requires less operating time and less recovery time after surgery.
For more information on knee pain treatment and patient specific knee replacement surgery, please contact All Star Orthopaedics. We will be happy to meet with you and discuss the range of treatments available that can help you reduce pain and discomfort in the knees.