TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

The physicians at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine perform total knee replacements (TKR) for patients suffering from severe knee pain. If you feel some anxiety about the process, take a look at these statistics shared by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Health Research Funding on this procedure which involves replacing the knee with an artificial joint:

 

  • More than 650,000 TKRs are performed each year, 63% of them for females

  • 90% of individuals with a TKR experience significantly less pain

  • 85% of artificial knees remain effective after 20 years

  • Over 4.5 million Americans live with at least one TKR

The major cause for knee replacement is osteoarthritis and 12% of adults age of 60+ show symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. While TKRs aren't usually the first treatment option to lessen knee pain and strengthen knee function, the procedure is a viable option. In fact, combined with exercise and therapy, a TKR often achieves optimal pain relief and the strongest functional improvement. 

Benefits of a Total Knee Replacement:

  • Pain reduction

  • Activities like walking and driving tend to become much easier

SERVING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Knee Replacement Surgery in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

(239) 482-8788

(239) 482-8788

 ADVANCED ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE OF SWFL

 

8710 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919      5 Nicholas Parkway W Cape Coral, FL 33991

(239) 482-8788

SERVING FORT MYERS, CAPE CORAL, BONITA SPRINGS & NAPLES FLORIDA

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