What Is a Total Knee Replacement?

Chronic pain in the knee is often caused by injury, arthritis or other types of deterioration.  There are several treatment options for knee pain suffers including: physical therapy, injections, anti-inflammatory medications and surgery.

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our fellowship trained joint specialists take a comprehensive approach to knee pain treatment including everything from non-surgical therapies to total knee replacement surgeries.

If you or a loved one are suffering from deterioration or injury to the knee, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.

A total knee replacement surgery is performed after all non-surgical treatment options have been explored.  At this point your surgeon will help you understand your surgical options including a traditional knee replacement or a minimally invasive knee replacement.  Together you will determine which approach is your best option.

What Is a Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery?

Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is a relatively new technique which is more complicated than a traditional knee replacement.  The smaller incisions and new approach to accessing the joint generally leads to a shorter hospital stay, faster rehabilitation and less pain.

Candidates for knee replacements generally suffer from:

  • Inflammation of the knee
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Moderate to severe pain that limits mobility and often continues even during rest
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Though knee replacement surgeries do generally enable patients to return to regular daily activities there may still be some activities from which the patient is discouraged from participating.  Overall most patients who undergo knee replacement surgery report less pain and improved mobility.

Knee Replacement FAQs

Click the button for the answers to some of the most common questions we hear from patients undergoing partial and total knee replacements at our Central Florida practice.