When Should I Consider Knee Surgery?
Are you having severe, constant pain in your knees, with reduced mobility due to arthritis? If this is the case, then some kind of medical intervention is obviously required. But knee replacement surgery is a major surgical operation with a long recovery period, and it is a significant investment in the period and personal effort to heal. Taking this into account, along with the substantial complications associated with all major surgeries, the reconstruction of the knee should be a last resort procedure. At Joint Replacement Center by Ortomedica, we can offer you a comprehensive medical consultation to determine if surgery is right for you.
But if you're not up for a knee replacement surgery yet, what are you expected to do? Who can help you deal with the pain and the stiffness? Our highly experienced orthopedic surgeons, along with our skilled staff at Terapias Elite, our physical therapy and wellness facility, can do a lot more than just knee replacement surgery. Mexico City is a renowned wellness destination, and it's a great place to come looking for more conservative remedies for your arthritis pain. A combination of physical therapy and exercise, healthy nutrition and weight loss, yoga and meditation – along with an acceptable variety of prescription drugs – will work well to alleviate the arthritis pain. Of course, some times, these more traditional and conservative therapies just aren’t enough. So, when is it time to seriously consider knee replacement?
Here are a few factors that might indicate it’s time for surgery. 1) The pain is so severe that it limits your typical, daily activities. If getting out of bed to look for the T.V. remote hurts more than it’s worth, or simply going to the bathroom is an excruciating errand, you might need a more extreme treatment. 2) If the pain persists all day and night, even while resting, that means there’s no escape. Your tolerance for pain can only go so far. If you can’t get a break-even for a good night’s sleep, then you should think about a knee replacement surgery. 3) If your knee pain, inflammation and swelling is long-lasting, and it doesn’t get better with rest or medications, it can be a sign that your condition is severe. It might be time to think about a more serious procedure. 4) If you notice that your leg is bowed in or out, it’s likely a sign of serious damage to the cartilage in your knee. At this point, you really need to consider an operation. 5) If you’re taking traditional NSAID pain killers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium or diclofenac, but they’re not helping, then you need a different kind of help. Additionally, many patients can’t tolerate these medicines. In either case, surgery may be your only option. When all of the other choices have been exhausted, there is actually only one possible solution left for the successful treatment of your arthritis-related knee pain. The remedy is a knee replacement surgery.
When it's time for surgery, the Joint Replacement Center is able to take care of you at every step of the way. Our state-of-the-art hospital has the latest equipment to make surgery as effective as possible, and our surgeons have more than 30 years of combined experience to make it as seamless as possible. What's more, our post-operative treatment is thorough. That means we're going the extra mile to make sure you have the right physical therapy, and you can be back home and on your feet in just three weeks. And our medical concierge service will ensure that nothing is lost in transit and that you will always feel like a VIP. Please contact us now for more information.