Knee replacement surgery is recommended for patients with knee pain or limited mobility due to injury or disease. Knee replacement can reduce or eliminate pain, improve mobility and help patients return to everyday activities.
It is only recommended after more conservative measures such as exercise, physical therapy and medications have proven ineffective. Only your doctor can determine if you are a candidate for these procedures and which one is right for you.
Floyd Center for Joint Replacement offers both total knee and total hip replacement surgeries.
Total knee replacement involves the surgical removal of three damaged knee parts, resurfacing the bones and then replacing the damaged knee parts with metal and plastic components.
Although recovery times vary, total knee replacement patients typically go home from the hospital two to three days after knee replacement surgery. Most patients use a walker or cane for the first four weeks, return to driving within three weeks and resume light physical activity within 12 weeks.
Knee replacement surgery is recommended for patients with the following conditions:
- Chronic knee inflamation
- Chronic knee pain
As with any surgery, knee surgery has risks that may include blood clots, nerve or blood vessel damage, and, rarely, infection and implant loosening.
Floyd Medical Center
To learn more about the Floyd Center for Joint Replacement, call 706.509.6489 or