Town Center Orthopaedic Associates may suggest knee replacement surgery if you suffer from severe pain that hasn’t or no longer responds to conservative treatments. There are a number of conditions that can cause damage to your knee, including:
- Connective tissue disorders
In most cases, severe arthritis causes the need for a knee replacement. Arthritis can deteriorate the cartilage in your knee to the point where it causes bone to rub against bone.
A severely arthritic knee is very painful and can lead to complications like bone spurs or excessive bone developing around the edge of the joint.
If you suffer from a painful knee condition, it can affect your ability to walk, exercise, go to work, or enjoy time with your loved ones. Knee replacement surgery offers long-term pain relief and restores your ability to walk and stand normally.