The knee is your body’s biggest joint. It bears most of your weight and makes possible any motion in any direction – up and down, forward and backward, and side to side. Because of the knee’s importance, it’s not surprising that if damaged it can slow you down or even stop you.
Today, excellent options exist to repair knee injuries. Doctors can replace part or all of this joint. These operations enjoy excellent success rates and extremely low levels of complications. Surgeons at Bon Secours perform more than 1,000 of these procedures every year. As a result, we are one of the leading health systems in the United States for knee replacements.
For most patients, knee surgery provides significant pain reduction and increased mobility. Naturally, physical therapy is a key part of the healing process. At Bon Secours, our therapists can start you on the path to recovery within hours of an operation.
Knee damage can come from several sources. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and sports injuries are common causes. While most knee surgery patients are 55 and older, it may be a good choice for anyone experiencing:
• Acute pain when you’re active or resting
• Continued discomfort despite medication
• Joint deformity
• Chronic inflammation
• Severe stiffness
• No improvement from other treatments.