When you visit us at Louisville Hip and Knee Institute for a total knee replacement consultation, you will undergo a thorough exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
During your exam, our team will X-ray and closely evaluate your knee to assess:
- Range of motion
- Strength and stability
- Extent of knee joint damage
You may be a good candidate for a total knee replacement if you have a knee condition, such as osteoarthritis, that causes severe pain, limits your mobility, and affects more than one knee compartment and this is confirmed with physical exam and x-rays.
Many people worry about the recovery process, but we are strong believers that doing the correct procedure with our least invasive techniques will provide you with long-lasting pain relief. We believe that the more information you have about a procedure and the recovery process helps patients know what to expect, how to prepare for surgery, and recover quicker.
Using our multi-modal pain management, minimally invasive technique, and pre- and post-operative protocols developed by the Louisville Hip and Knee Institute, total knee replacements can be safely performed in the outpatient environment.