If you have severe knee damage from disease or injury that causes pain or disability, you may be a good candidate for partial or total knee replacement surgery. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Michael Hood, MD, offers consultations to evaluate the extent of knee damage at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, with offices in Collierville, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas. Dr. Hood uses the latest surgical techniques, including patient-specific and robot-assisted surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate for knee replacement by calling the office nearest you or by booking an appointment online now.
Knee replacement surgery is usually an option if you have serious damage to the knee joint due to disease or trauma. Dr. Hood may suggest replacement surgery when other treatments, like physical therapy and joint injections, aren’t working to relieve pain or restore mobility.
Replacement surgery can address damage to the knee joint caused by:
You may also struggle to walk or stay active due to age-related knee joint degeneration or deformity.
To determine which surgical techniques are best for your situation, Dr. Hood physically examines your knee joint and reviews your medical history.
He offers the latest advancements in surgical technology, including robot-assisted surgery and minimally invasive techniques, some of which he can do on an outpatient basis.
The goal of knee replacement surgery is to ease chronic joint pain and increase your overall mobility. In some cases, Dr. Hood may suggest replacing only certain parts of the knee joint damaged by disease or injury.
You may also benefit from a total knee replacement, a procedure that involves the removal of the entire joint. Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers:
As everyone heals differently, Dr. Hood can discuss how long you need to limit work and other activities during your consultation. You’ll need someone to help you at home in the first few days and ensure your house is free of trip hazards.
The staff provides resources to help you care for your surgical wound to prevent infection. They can also recommend crutches or a walker to help you move around in the days after surgery.
Generally, you can expect to return to some of your usual activities within 3-4 weeks of surgery. Dr. Hood may also get you started on physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your knee and help restore your ability to walk, run, and climb stairs.
If chronic knee pain is holding you back, schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online