A Knee Replacement Surgeon Can Help Minden, NV, Area Residents Recover from Severe Arthritis or a Traumatic Injury
If you’re struggling with chronic knee pain, a knee replacement surgeon at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, conveniently located near Minden, Nevada, may be able to help. Although we generally recommend that patients attempt to relieve their symptoms with conservative forms of treatment before turning to surgery, a knee replacement operation may be necessary for those individuals who are living with severe arthritis or who have sustained a traumatic injury. If you qualify for knee surgery, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
The knee, like the elbow and the ankle, is a hinge joint (as opposed to the shoulder and hip, which are ball-and-socket joints). The knee joint contains three compartments:
- The patellofemoral compartment (located at the front of the knee)
- The medial compartment (located on the inner side of the knee)
- The lateral compartment (located on the outer side of the knee)
During a partial knee replacement operation, the surgeon only replaces the damaged portion of the knee joint. This is most often the medial compartment. During a total knee replacement operation, however, the surgeon replaces the entire knee joint. The experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic can let you know whether you might need a partial or total knee replacement.
After undergoing knee replacement surgery, you’ll need to attend physical therapy to recover and rehabilitate yourself. Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic is ideal for patients considering a knee replacement in or near Minden, NV, because they are a full-service clinic with physical and occupational therapists on staff. Instead of having to travel to a third-party provider for postsurgical physical therapy, you can have all of your treatment needs met by the team at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. Plus, because our physical and occupational therapists work hand-in-hand with our experienced surgeons, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be receiving care specially designed to treat your specific condition.
If you’re in the Minden, NV, area and you’ve been considering whether you might benefit from the services of a knee replacement surgeon, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today.