Knoxville’s Best Choice for Orthopedic Knee Surgery in Eastern Tennessee
TACKLE KNEE PAIN WITH KNEE SURGERY
When your knee hurts, it can stop you from doing things that you love to do. Walking, running, golf, even getting out of bed can be painful and debilitating. Thanks to knee surgery, you don’t have to live with knee pain. Our orthopedic knee specialists in Knoxville, Sevierville, Oak Ridge and Lenoir City are here and ready to help.
Preparing for Knee Surgery Checklist
One month before knee surgery, make sure your complete the following tasks:
- Get any assistive equipment that may be needed after knee replacement
- Prepare your home for knee replacement surgery recovery
- Exercise before knee replacement surgery to help strengthen your body and joints
- Ask for help from family and friends
- Cut back on substances
- Schedule your pre-operative appointment
One week before knee surgery, make sure your complete the following tasks:
- Go to your pre-op appointment
- Check with your doctor to see if you need to adjust your medications
- Arrange a ride home
The day before your appointment, make sure you pack a bag of comfortable baggy clothes for the procedure. Reach out with any final questions via phone.
WHEN TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ORTHOPEDIC KNEE SURGEON
Are you experiencing any of the following knee symptoms?
- A numbness or a lack of physical sensation in your knee
- Not able to stand or bear-weight on your knee
- There is a grinding or a bone-on-bone sensation
- Walking with difficulty or with a limp
- Experienced severe pain after hearing a popping sound
- There’s no improvement in symptoms after a week of self-care
- Knee pain affects daily activities and sleep
TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN IN KNOXVILLE
Our knees take a lot of stress and strain every day, making them prone to damage and injuries that lead to knee pain. Repetitive movements like jogging, as well as impact injuries from sports and accidents, can lead to long-term knee pain if not properly addressed. Some knee pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and lifestyle changes, sometimes, more intensive methods such as surgery or a total knee replacement are required to find relief.
Common causes of knee pain include arthritis, ACL injuries, fractures, knee bursitis, a torn meniscus, patellar tendinitis, gout, and more. Knee pain is quite common in athletes as well as people who are overweight. Knee pain is more likely to affect people as they age.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, your Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics specialist will asses the condition of your knee to diagnose the cause of your pain and recommend a treatment plan custom tailored to you. Whatever course of treatment your knee specialist recommends for you, from knee surgery to physical therapy and beyond, Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics provides all the services you need to get back on your feet quickly.
MACI KNEE SURGERY IN KNOXVILLE
Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics uses the MACI procedure to help patients regain the function of an injured knee. In the MACI procedure, a graft of the patient’s own cartilage is used as a scaffold on which the patient will grow new, healthy cartilage and restore the healthy movement of the knee.
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TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
Some sources of knee pain are only treatable via a total knee replacement. If you need a total knee replacement in Knoxville, Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics’ expert knee surgeons combine their years of expertise and education with the most state-of-the-art technologies available in knee replacement today. Robotic-assisted total knee replacement using the ROSA or MAKO robots provides the most accurate results when undergoing a total knee replacement.
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