About 30% of the population in the country suffers from knee pain, and a majority of these people do not tell their doctor about it. But why not? If you are suffering from this kind of pain and you have pinpointed the causes, you might be up for a knee replacement surgery. However, it is understandable that you might be concerned about how this kind of surgery can help you, and even if it can really help you at all. People who undergo this surgery are often concerned with how to manage the pain after the surgery, how to deal with complications or to completely prevent them, and how safe it is for older patients. You may find relief in the knowledge that if your doctor recommends it then it is highly likely the best solution for your situation.
With a successful surgery, you can be expected to return to your normal function and the pain will be a lot less, if not virtually gone. However, to reduce its possibility for complications, you will need to lead a more active lifestyle and adopt a healthy diet.
The important benefits of this surgery include:
Significant relief from chronic pain
If you are experiencing chronic pain, then that is probably one of the signs you need this surgery. It is possible that your joints have worn out completely and that you need new ones. After the surgery, you will experience a significant improvement when it comes to pain relief. The pain will definitely be more bearable, and as you heal, it might go away completely.
Better mobility and flexibility
This kind of pain can disable you and render you unable to do your regular tasks. After the surgery, you need some time to recover and then it is expected that you can go back to doing your day to day tasks unassisted. Recovery time may vary, but the final result is the same.
After the surgery, it is recommended that you lead a more active lifestyle. Being sedentary can result in having the same problems as before. If you can, choose to walk instead of bringing the car or climb the stairs instead of using the elevator. These small things can have a huge effect on your mobility.
Instead of just having band-aid solutions for your pain like massaging it with a mint-scented oil or putting a hot compress on it, getting the surgery promises better results, which makes it the better treatment of choice. Although it is a slightly invasive solution, the end result may be worth it rather than having to go every day with the pain. Furthermore, getting the surgery also means you will need fewer medications to manage your pain. With a successful surgery, you fix the problem from the root of it.
OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.
OSI has outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.
OSI is a founding member of NOVO Health.