Total Knee Replacement
About Total Knee Replacement
At MedStar Union Memorial Orthopedics, we offer a variety of advanced total knee replacement care and treatment options for patients with knees affected by arthritis, osteoporosis or other diseases. Our leading-edge procedures provide more precise surgery, faster recovery times, improved pain management and exceptional results. MedStar Union Memorial Orthopedics total knee replacement surgeons are dedicated to helping you get back to your active life.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery is designed to help you regain your strength, balance, and mobility. In a total knee replacement, damaged tissue is removed and the knee joint is resurfaced using artificial materials. The surgery is an option for patients who suffer from advanced arthritis of the knee or joint problems that limit basic activities and have not responded to other treatment. Learn more from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
After Knee Replacement Surgery
Most patients return directly home after total knee replacement surgery, while some go to a rehabilitation hospital for more physical therapy. As with other joint surgeries, patients must do hourly exercises to strengthen the joint and regain mobility. Initial recovery after a total knee replacement takes about six to eight weeks, and then often continues for a full year.
- Activities after Knee Replacement
- How to use Crutches, Canes and Walkers
- Exercise Guide
- Addtional Resources on the Knee
Online Hip and Knee Replacement Class