The knee specialists at OrthoTexas, Frisco, provide comprehensive surgical as well as non-surgical treatment for various orthopedic conditions of the knee. They also specialize in performing knee surgery to help correct the damage caused due to Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in the joint.
Knee Arthritis Surgery
Knee Arthritis Surgery can be defined as a surgery performed to repair the damage in only one part of the knee caused as a result of Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis. The term ‘Arthritis Surgery ’ literally implies ‘cutting of the bone.’ The procedure involves cutting and reshaping of either the thighbone (femur) or the shinbone (tibia) in order to relive pressure from the knee. The goal is to shift the body weight from the damaged area to another part of the joint that comprises of healthy tissues and cartilage.
Why Is Knee Arthritis Surgery Recommended?
The cartilages in the knee helps the bones to smoothly glide each over each other, thus, allowing you to walk, run and climb stairs. Knee Arthritis causes these cartilages to wear away, creating a rough space. When it suffers an uneven damage, the space between the thigh bone and shin bone is narrowed and can cause your legs to bow inwards or outwards. According to knee surgeons in Frisco, TX, removing a part of any of these bones can help to expand this space, put the weight off the damaged part and increase the lifespan of the joint.
Knee Arthritis Surgery: The Procedure
Knee Arthritis Surgery may either be performed under the effect of a general or local anesthesia. During the procedure, the knee surgeon in Frisco removes a wedge of bone from outer part of either the tibia or the femur, under the healthy part of the knee. This helps to create more space between the arthritic sides of the knee and bring the bones, in the healthy part, closer to each other. Subsequently, the distribution of weight on the joint becomes even and the pressure on the damages side is released.
Benefits Of Knee Arthritis Surgery
Restore normal alignment of the knee joint
Correct bowed legs
Transfer weight to the healthy part of the knee
Increase the functionality of the joint
Delay the need for a joint replacement surgery
Increased physical activity
Better range of motion
Improved knee stability and balance
For more details on the benefits of Knee Arthritis surgery, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with the knee surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.