A partial knee replacement operation involves replacing some compartments of the knee while preserving the areas that are still functioning properly. So while it leaves you with more of your original knee components compared to a total knee replacement, that doesn’t mean that rehab will be a walk in
A knee replacement operation is a big undertaking, but it’s worth it considering what you have to gain assuming the surgery goes as planned. During the journey to less pain and more independence after a knee replacement operation, many patients say they learn some important lessons along the way. We
Joint replacement surgery has become much safer in the past few decades, but like any surgery, it’s impossible to eliminate every risk from the equation. One of the risks that most surgeons advise their patients about following a hip or knee replacement operation is the possibility of a blood clot.
If one or both of your knee joints has deteriorated to the point that it’s become painful and is affecting your quality of life, there’s a good chance you’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery. You might do some research and even set up an initial visit with a surgeon, but that won’t provide
For anyone who has gone back and forth with their insurance company discussing coverage options, you know that knee replacement surgery is viewed as an elective operation. By nature, elective surgeries are operations that we can schedule and control, as opposed to emergency operations that are
You’ve probably heard that hip or knee replacement can get you back to doing the things you love like cycling or golfing, but did you know a replacement operation may also be able to help improve your marriage? A recent study by Dr. Michael Tanzer, the chair of orthopaedic research at McGill
When your car brakes start grinding or a lightbulb in your kitchen goes out, it’s pretty obvious when these things need to be replaced, but it’s not always easy to know when you should swap out something old for something new. Many of our patients are interested in learning more about knee
It’s tough to know what to expect following a major surgery, but your rehab can actually be positively or negatively impacted by how well you prepare for life after surgery. In talking with patients who have had knee replacement surgery, we’ve learned what they were surprised by or what they wish