Total Knee Arthroplasty or “knee replacement” is a very successful surgery for patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is the wearing away of the articular cartilage. This condition causes increased pain with weight-bearing and activity. For patients who have failed conservative treatments including prescription medications, injections, and activity modification, knee replacement can restore pain-free function. Dr. Bushnell can evaluate you to determine if you need a knee replacement or if non-operative treatment may be better for you.
For more information on Total Knee Arthroplasty/Knee replacement, please visit:
Total Knee Replacement (AAOS Orthoinfo)
Total Knee Replacement (AAOS Orthoinfo) Spanish
Artificial Joint Replacement of the Knee (AAOS Orthoinfo)
Knee Replacement Surgery Video (YouTube)