How to know when you’re ready for knee surgery

The knee is a complex structure in the human body. It supports our weight and allows us to walk, jump, and perform activities every day. However, patients who are dealing with chronic pain or discomfort due to an injury to the knee or damage to the structure from arthritis may find that their overall quality of life has been significantly reduced. Pain, immobility, and other problems can make patients seek treatment for their condition. In some instances, however, patients may be better suited for knee surgery to restore function and quality of life. 

What treatments are available for knee pain? 

The knee has many tendons and muscles that surrounding the joint and can be injury or damaged. When this happen, pain and discomfort can occur, along with the inability to move the knee in certain positions. While damage or injury to the knee is often resolved for some patients with physical therapy exercises, others continue to have pain that keeps them from enjoying everyday activities. When this occurs, it may be time to ask about knee surgery. 

What knee surgeries are performed at Sports, Occupational, and Knee Surgery? 

The doctors of Sports, Occupational, and Knee Surgery in Schertz and San Antonio, TX can help patients restore their ability to function on a day-to-day basis with knee surgery. Knee surgery may include repairs of muscle and tendon tears or complete knee replacement. Knee surgeries are now completed with arthroscopes and endoscopes, making them far less invasive than previous techniques. Our doctors can perform a thorough evaluation to decide if a patient is a good fit for surgical intervention. 

Are you ready for knee surgery? 

When conservative treatment options fail to provide patients with the relief they need, it may be time to speak to a professional about the benefits of knee surgery. If you reside in the areas of Schertz or San Antonio, TX and want to speak to the team at Sports, Occupational, and Knee Surgery, call (210) 696-9000 today. We work closely with new and established patients to help them improve their movement and abilities to participate in everyday activities, even after conditions such as trauma or arthritis has impacted their quality of life.