In total knee replacement surgery, damaged structures in the knee are replaced with durable prosthetic parts that restore the alignment of the joint to reduce pain and instability. While surgery is highly effective for patients, it does have a significant recovery time and some inherent risks. Therefore, surgery is not recommended for all patients who are experiencing knee pain.
If you do have a relative or loved one who has undergone knee replacement surgery, you may need to provide a helping hand in daily tasks such as bathing, cooking, and household cleaning in the first few weeks after surgery. Throughout the recovery process, weight bearing will be difficult, so essential items should be kept in close reach for your loved one. You might also dose out medications and accompany your loved one to follow-up appointments with the orthopaedic surgeon to ensure the smoothest possible recovery.
With MK Orthopaedics , patients can expect the highest quality of care with diagnostic testing, surgery, and rehabilitation in the same Joliet practice. Dr. Mukund Komanduri and Dr. Ryan Pizinger specialize in knee and hip replacement surgery. If you are struggling with knee pain that interferes with your life, call us at (815) 741-6900 to schedule your initial consultation with our surgical team.