You need help for the knee joint pain from arthritis that has gotten so bad you can no longer function well or tolerate the pain with even simple daily activities. The assessment of your knee through a physical exam and a review of your X-rays indicates end of the line, severely advancedÂ arthritis. You are no longer getting any relief with the more conservative measures and this has left you wondering about your next step. What can be done now?
The answer may well be a knee joint replacement done with the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, pain management protocolsÂ and rapid rehabilitation program available anywhere in the world. As a recognized leader, teacher and innovator in minimally invasive surgical techniques for knee joint replacements, Dr. Robert Zehr of the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics has had the opportunity to refine the various aspects of the surgical experience for his patients both in the operating room and in the postoperative care following knee joint surgery.
Knee Joint InjuriesÂ and Successful Surgery
Knee joint surgery is really quite common. In fact, last year it is estimated that some 700,000 Americans underwent this highly successful operation to relieve the pain of an arthritic knee joint. In this procedure the worn articular cartilage is removed from the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) and replaced with a metal cap and plate with a hard plastic bearing between them.
Since the original knee joint replacements were done in the early 1970s great improvements in the surgical technique, the implants and even recovery from knee joint injuries have been made.
Knee joint replacement surgery is a complex procedure, and Dr. Zehr is one of Southwest Floridas most experienced knee joint replacement surgeons.