Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is a common surgical procedure. It consists of cutting away parts of damaged bone on your thigh bone, shin bone, and knee cap and replacing them with artificial parts. Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate based on a variety of different assessments such as your range of motion, amount of damage determined by x-rays, your age, and your overall health.
The most common cause of needing a knee replacement is osteoarthritis that is causing severe pain in the knee joint. The pain can occur with a variety of activities such as walking, standing, climbing stairs, squatting, and performing normal household chores.
Physical therapy can be a great way to prepare for your knee replacement to gain as much motion and strength prior to your surgery. This typically leads to a better a quicker recovery following surgery. Therapy will also be a necessity following your surgery to regain motion and strength to be able to return to your normal daily activities.
If you are having pain in your knee or have a total knee replacement scheduled, please come see us for a free consultation to see how we can assist you in your recovery. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly 931-684-0027 during regular business hours.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.