If you’ve been living with chronic knee pain, you’ve probably wondered whether you would benefit from a knee prosthesis. Although many people can resolve their symptoms using conservative methods, never requiring surgery, for others surgery is a necessity. At North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, we assist patients in and around Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with their knee conditions, and we can let you know whether you qualify for knee replacement surgery.
What Does Knee Replacement Surgery Involve?
During knee replacement surgery, we remove the damaged portion of your knee joint and replace it with a knee prosthesis (also known as a “knee implant”). Some patients only need to have part of their knee replaced—this is referred to as a partial knee replacement. For other patients, it’s necessary to replace the entire knee joint—this is known as a total knee replacement. There are various types of knee prostheses, and they’re available in numerous materials, including metal, ceramic, and plastic—the kind that’s right for each patient will depend on his or her specific needs.
Find Out More
Don’t wait any longer to find out if you’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery—if you’re in Chapel Hill, NC, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced knee surgeons. After we’ve conducted a physical examination, talked with you about your knee pain and your recovery goals, and performed any necessary diagnostic tests, we’ll be able to recommend a course of treatment that’s tailored to your condition.