Are you or a loved one about to undergo a full or partial knee replacement? If so, you may be wondering what to expect. It’s important to know that knee replacement surgery is a major operation and requires careful preparation and a lengthy recovery period. Going into the procedure with the proper mindset and information is key.
Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is used to treat severe knee pain and disability caused by arthritis, injury, or other conditions. The most common type of knee replacement is a total knee replacement, where an entire joint is either replaced or resurfaced. Partial knee replacements are also available in which only one side of the joint is replaced or resurfaced.
Once it has been determined that a full or partial knee replacement is necessary, your doctor will work with you to develop a plan that outlines the specifics of the procedure. This plan may include things like pre- and postoperative instructions, medication plans, lifestyle changes, wound care guidelines, and physical therapy protocols.
Some of the most common questions that people have about knee replacement surgery involve recovery time and how quickly they can return to their normal activities. The answer to this will largely depend on your age, overall health, and the type of knee replacement you had.
The Difference at Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics
Here at Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics, we are proud to offer full and partial knee replacements using the CORI◊ Robotics-Assisted Surgical System. With this leading-edge technology, Dr. Strasburger can choose and place an implant with increased precision and accuracy. It also allows him to complete the operation without the need for expensive CT scans, or invasive techniques thanks to its anatomical mapping technology. All these factors combined with Dr. Strasburger’s skill and experience can help greatly improve patient recovery time and overall outcome.
Overall, as long as patients are well-informed, follow pre- and postoperative instructions closely, and consult with their doctor throughout the process, they are doing everything they can to ensure their knee replacement experience is a positive one.
If you or a loved one is considering knee replacement surgery, Dr. Strasburger and his team of medical professionals at Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics can help determine the best course of treatment to help you return to full functionality. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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