Chronic knee pain can interfere with basic activities and make day-to-day life much less enjoyable. If you live in the Durham, North Carolina, area and are experiencing unrelenting knee pain, you may be a candidate for total knee replacement surgery at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. Our sports medicine experts can evaluate your condition, discuss your options, and decide if a knee replacement is the best course of action for you. If it’s determined that conservative treatment may provide the level of symptom relief that you’re looking for, our fellowship-trained specialists will provide you with non-surgical treatment options that may help you return to a normal, active lifestyle.
Chronic Knee Pain Causes
Chronic knee pain is often the result of cartilage degeneration caused by arthritis. The most common types of arthritis include:
- Age-related osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic arthritis
Knee Arthroplasty Procedures
If total knee replacement surgery is needed to alleviate your symptoms, our specialists will remove the damaged cartilage surfaces in the knee joint, as well as a portion of the underlying bone, and replace them with metal implants. A spacer is also inserted to allow for smooth movement in the joint, as is provided by healthy knee cartilage.
Contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham today if you would like to consult with one of our orthopedic surgeons and find out if total knee replacement surgery is a viable option for you.