If you have been limping around on a painful knee for way too long, it’s a good time to contact an orthopedic practice that can assess your condition as well as provide the care required to alleviate your discomfort and restore knee function. At the office of Vipal Dua, MD, we provide the highest quality of care so that you can once again perform your daily activities and do the things you love.
Having healthy knees is essential to performing many of your daily activities. As the largest joint in your body, it coordinates with your pelvis, hip, upper leg, lower leg, ankle and foot to facilitate a complete range of lower body movements. Your knees allow your legs to flex, extend, and twist slightly from side to side. With such enormous stresses placed upon the knee each day and while participating in certain activities, it should come as no surprise that this joint is vulnerable to wear and tear as well as injury.
As skilled and experienced providers of care, our office is well equipped to address a comprehensive range of injuries and conditions affecting the knees. While some knee problems respond to conservative care, there are other issues that require a surgical approach. For individuals who have knees that have been debilitated by degenerative joint disease, other forms of arthritis, deformity, infection, or compromised as a result of trauma, a knee replacement procedure may be recommended. This recommendation is typically reserved for cases where conservative and non-surgical therapy or other minimally invasive procedures have not provided relief from knee pain, stiffness, and loss of function.
Depending on the extent of the damage to the joint, our office will recommend either a total or partial knee replacement. During a total knee replacement, damaged cartilage and bone are replaced with implants to recreate the joint surfaces along with a biocompatible spacer to create a smooth gliding joint surface. In patients with only limited arthritis or damage to the knee joint, a partial knee replacement may be a suitable option. You can rest assured that you are in the best of hands at our office and that we’ll do all we can to get you back on your feet while restoring your comfort and ease of movement.
At the office of Vipal Dua, MD, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By Vipul Dua MD
August 12, 2020