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A Knee Replacement Can Get you Back in the Game For some knee arthritis and chronic knee pain patients, an active lifestyle is more than just what they like. For them, running and sports is a passion, like pro athletes. Whether you are a casual jogger or a pro, lap pain can bring your entire life to a standstill. Fortunately, there are several treatment options for those who want to get back in the game. Interventional pain management, physical therapy and activity modification can help those with moderate pain. Unfortunately, they may not work if your knee pain is severe because your joints are extensively damaged. In such cases, a knee joint surgery might be the best treatment option to get you back to your passion. If you suffer from constant pain that keeps you away from your sport or keeps you awake at night, there are several options for joint procedures. Experienced and skilled knee replacement doctors, such as those at OSPI Arizona, are extensively trained in many minimally invasive surgical procedures that can have you up and running within a few weeks. About 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States every year. Did you know you might not even need a complete joint replacement, if your joint damage is not extensive? A partial or unicompartmental knee replacement could be sufficient. Your knee replacement surgeon is the best person to assess what is the right treatment for your case. The knee replacement is considered one of the safest and most successful medical techniques. Who is a good Candidate for Total Knee Replacement? Total knee replacement is a treatment option for those suffering from chronic lap pain and disability due to –    

osteoarthritis or degeneration of the knee cartilage rheumatoid arthritis or chronic inflammation in the knee joint post-traumatic arthritis or knee cartilage damage following serious injury or fracture chronic knee stiffness and impairment due to excessive gout or lupus

The recovery, after surgery, is subject to age and medical condition. It normally takes a week to return to sedentary work. For heavy labor, patients need at least 6 months rest. It takes about 6 to 8 months to fully recover. lap implants typically last for 15 to 20 years. A patient is considered for total knee replacement only in the following cases –     

no significant relief despite conservative treatments severe knee pain and stiffness irreversible and advance arthritis in the lap bowed knee due to severe arthritis moderate to severe knee pain and inflammation that doesn’t improve with medication or rest

To learn more, consult the best knee replacement orthopedic doctor in Gilbert, AZ, call OSPI Arizona at 480-899-4333.

A knee replacement can get you back in the game  

For some knee arthritis and chronic knee pain patients, an active lifestyle is more than just what they like. For them, running and sports i...

A knee replacement can get you back in the game  

For some knee arthritis and chronic knee pain patients, an active lifestyle is more than just what they like. For them, running and sports i...

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