Do you have damage to the knee that is causing you to be in daily pain? Does your knee pain impact your day-to-day life and the activities you can pursue? Are you ready for relief? Drs. Peter Holmes and Kathren McCarty of Socks Rocks assist patients who are interested in learning more about knee replacement surgery.
What is knee replacement?
The knee replacement procedure is highly recommended for patients who have experienced damage and pain in the knee area. The replacement procedure is often a full replacement of knee itself. This surgical procedure is encouraged for patients who have been unable to participate in their daily activities without pain, and who are in a situation where permanent, chronic problems exist.
How is the knee replacement performed?
The type of replacement will depend on the needs of the patient. In a total knee replacement, the doctor will remove any damaged bone and cartilage from the knee joint. These areas are replaced with a joint replacement made of metal and/or plastic. For patients who are undergoing a partial knee replacement, only one section of the knee joint is replaced with a specialized implant.
What can I expect from the healing process?
Knee replacement is a surgery that has common risks with any other surgical procedure. Patients will need to schedule time off of work, school, or other social activities while they heal to ensure a full recovery. Additionally, patients should be aware of the risks, including the risk of scarring, clots, and infection that may occur following the procedure. After a knee replacement surgery, patients will also have to participate in regular physical therapy to help restore their range of motion and improve participation in their normal activities once again!
Interested in learning more about knee replacement?
If you have been considering knee replacement and believe it’s time to move forward to improve your function and quality of life, we encourage you to connect with Drs. Peter Holmes and Kathren McCarty of Socks Rocks. With two convenient locations in the communities of San Antonio and Schertz, TX, patients can achieve the results they desire and address pain and discomfort caused by many chronic knee conditions. Call (210) 696-9000 today to schedule your visit.