Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee replacement is a crucial treatment for patients facing chronic knee pain. Whether your knee has been affected by osteoarthritis, fractures, ligament injuries and tears, or sports-related trauma, this surgical procedure targets the damaged joint, replacing it with prosthetic joint hardware that helps your knee function normally.
At SSM Health Orthopedics, we understand the pain you’re experiencing and can help. Our surgeons are recognized leaders in evaluating all types of knee conditions and treating chronic knee pain. Combining real clinical skill with years of experience, we used the most advanced techniques to heal your pain and restore your movement and function in as little time as possible.
Why A Total Knee Replacement Is Performed
If your knee joint is severely damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or injury, you may experience unbearable pain every day. Even the most effortless tasks such as walking, dancing, or getting out of bed can be difficult.
When medications and non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief, total knee replacement can reduce your pain and help you return to the activities you love.
To identify if you’re a candidate for this surgery, your doctor will order X-rays of your knee. Your doctor may consider several additional factors to see if minimally invasive surgery is an option for you. These factors include your age, weight, surgery history, and ability to participate in a rehabilitation process.