Every year, 600,000 Americans undergo knee replacement surgery to address pain and improve mobility. Thanks to modern orthopedic surgery techniques, this type of operation has an incredible track record of success. At Ashvin K. Dewan, MD in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Dewan is experienced in performing knee replacement surgery and can help you find relief. If you’ve tried various treatments for knee pain without success, request your consultation today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Knee Replacement Q & A
What is knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery designed to address damage, inflammation, and pain caused by knee problems such as osteoarthritis.
In addition to promoting mobility, knee replacement surgery provides relief from chronic pain. In fact, clinical studies show that 90% of people who undergo knee replacement surgery experience dramatic relief from chronic knee pain.
Dr. Dewan performs your knee replacement using minimally invasive robotic surgery and computer-guided techniques. During the procedure, he controls the movements of the robotic arms through a console, which allows for better precision.
In addition, robotic surgery has many advantages, including a quicker recovery, smaller incisions, and less pain.
Am I a candidate for knee replacement surgery?
Following a review of your medical history, discussion of your symptoms, and exam, Dr. Dewan can make treatment recommendations that align with your individual needs. Dr. Dewan recommends conservative treatments whenever possible, with surgery as a last resort.
Is knee replacement surgery painful?
Following your outpatient knee replacement surgery, it’s perfectly normal to experience pain, swelling, and discomfort for several weeks.
Dr. Dewan provides you rapid recovery instructions so you can heal quickly. Take any medications as prescribed, and if your pain medication doesn’t provide adequate relief, let Dr. Dewan know. He works with you to better manage your symptoms, ensuring your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.
Are the results of knee replacement surgery permanent?
Usually, knee replacements last for between 15 and 20 years. One study from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons found that 90% of modern total knee replacements still function 15 years after surgery.
To extend the lifespan of your knee replacement, Dr. Dewan develops a unique exercise protocol during your recovery. These exercises work to strengthen your knee and speed up your body’s natural healing processes.
To achieve the best possible results, follow Dr. Dewan's protocol closely. To improve your outcomes, you might also want to strengthen the muscles around your knee prior to surgery.
If knee pain is preventing you from participating in activities you used to love, you may want to consider knee replacement surgery. Make an appointment at Ashvin K. Dewan, MD by calling the office or by clicking the online booking tool today.