Outpatient Total Knee Replacement
1 in 5 Americans suffer from arthritis of the knee. Total knee replacement is the number one reason for hospitalization in America. Conservative options that can be considered include: physical therapy, steroid injections, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, stem cell injections, or visco supplementation therapy. If these conservative treatment options fail and symptoms persist, surgical intervention may become necessary and a total knee replacement is a clinically proven treatment option with success rates greater than 90% at 15 years following surgery.
What You Need To Know
The OJRCA Method
Total knee replacement (also known as total knee arthroplasty) is a surgical procedure where the bones of the knee are resurfaced and replaced with implants. Typically, your surgeon will remove the damaged cartilage and bone from the surfaces at the ends of the femur, tibia, and patella. This amounts to a few millimeters of underlying bone. Then, your surgeon will position the metal implants that will replace the bone and secure them to the bone resurface typically with cement. Finally, a durable plastic insert will be placed between the metal pieces acting as “new cartilage” and allow movement without friction
Total knee replacement might be the right option for you if:
“I had my surgery first thing in the morning, and was home by early evening, already walking”
“The entire experience from beginning to end was wonderful. I feel like 10 years have been added to my life and to be pain free is fantastic. I’m back to exercising, driving my car and playing full blast with my grandchildren!”
“Within 14 days after surgery I was walking with a little assistance from a cane and now am fully mobile and ready to start swinging a golf club 45 days after the surgery!”
“Dr. Clifford is an excellent surgeon, but also has a way to talk to and discuss the issues and concerns with his patients. I continue to tell everyone that asks, and some that don’t, how great it was working with him and what excellent results I had. I am very grateful I had him in my corner while going through these surgeries.”
“Dr. Clifford also insisted that I recuperate at home but that I go out for physical therapy. He said that he wanted his patients to “get up, get dressed and go out for physical therapy”. I believe that’s what saved me!”
“Dr. Clifford performed the second surgery with a fairly new and less invasive technique. What an amazing difference. I had the surgery or a Monday around noon and was home around 8pm the same night. ”
“No way! Was my first reaction to the idea that a hip replacement could be done as outpatient surgery. But now, having had both hips replaced six months apart and having returned home the same day for each, I am convinced, pleased, and walking around without pain for the first time in years.”
“I have never met another surgeon that truly loves what he does, cares about his patients and listens to what you have to say.”
If you can no longer tolerate living your life in constant pain, Contact us today to speak with one of our team members and find out if outpatient total knee replacement could be the right option for you.