Suffering from knee pain? Take a pain assessment.
Arthritis or injury can cause severe knee damage leading to pain that can make it hard to perform simple daily activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and allow you to be more active.
A Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute surgeon may recommend a total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. In a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the knee joint and replaces it with a safe, high quality material to provide a smooth and painless range of motion. In a partial knee replacement, also known as a uni-compartmental knee replacement, only one side of the knee joint is replaced.
Please know that treatment options may vary. It is the discretion of the surgeon and patient as to which surgical method is most appropriate to reach the optimal outcome.