Knees that have severe osteoarthritis can cause constant, throbbing pain and become increasingly stiff and weak. If your arthritis is this far advanced, Robert Landsberg, MD, FRCS(C), FAAOS, and Jessica Mitchell, PA-C, at Landsberg Orthopaedics in Hendersonville, Tennessee, can help. Dr. Landsberg offers expert knee replacement surgery that relieves pain and restores your mobility. To find out how a knee replacement can help you return to a more active life, call Landsberg Orthopaedics today or book an appointment online.
Dr. Landsberg might suggest knee replacement if you have a condition like osteoarthritis. This common disease can affect multiple joints but is often worst in the knees, hips, and hands.
Osteoarthritis develops as you get older. It takes years of wear-and-tear on your joints before the cartilage on the ends of your bones finally erodes, leaving the bones unprotected. Because of this, knee replacement is usually an option for people in their late middle age or senior years.
The typical symptoms of osteoarthritis — chronic joint pain, stiffness, and increasing loss of function, are generally treatable using nonsurgical methods.
Dr. Landsberg offers comprehensive care for patients with arthritis that could include medication, physical therapy, joint injections, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
These treatments can be effective for many years, but for some people, they eventually become less helpful. Nothing can stop the advance of arthritis, and if the joint erosion reaches an advanced stage, your best option might be a knee replacement.
Dr. Landsberg is an expert in performing minimally invasive joint replacement surgery using arthroscopic techniques. He also uses computer-assisted navigation to ensure the precise placement of your new knee.
An arthroscope is a flexible instrument that enters your joint through a small incision. The camera on the end of the arthroscope sends back detailed images of the inside of your knee to a screen in the treatment room, which Dr. Landsberg uses to guide him during your procedure.
Arthroscopy has numerous uses, from investigating symptoms that aren’t showing clearly on diagnostic imaging tests to performing surgeries such as meniscus repair. It has advantages over open surgery because there’s no need to make large incisions to access the joint.
If part of your knee joint is still healthy, you may only need a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement. However, most patients undergo total knee replacement.
Dr. Landsberg uses several cutting-edge types of replacement knees, including:
Conformis makes custom-made implants designed to fit each patient perfectly.
The Stryker single-radius GetAroundKnee works with your body to produce a more natural, circular motion.
If your chronic knee pain is becoming too much to bear, one of these advanced knee replacements could transform your life. To find out more, call Landsberg Orthopaedics today or book an appointment online.