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Is it Time to Seek a Total Knee Replacement Specialist in Manhattan?

Eric L. Grossman, M.D. April 22nd, 2019

The best doctors for knee replacement surgery have a great deal of clinical experience to draw from when performing the procedure. Among the busiest orthopaedic groups in the country, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute performs over 13,000 knee and hip replacements annually. Our Physicians are all highly specialized and hail from the most prestigious and demanding training programs in the country. As a leader in clinical research and practice, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has an international reputation for excellence.

Choose Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

If you’ve been suffering knee pain and the other symptoms you should make an appointment to receive treatment from one of our highly trained knee specialists. At Rothman Orthopaedics we have both surgical and non-surgical specialists so that you receive the care necessary for your specific condition. Our specialists will assess the scope of your knee condition and steer you towards the most appropriate and cutting edge treatment options.

If you’re living or working in Manhattan or a neighboring borough, we are happy to be able to provide care at our Gramercy Park office. We offer all our most important specialties, including nonoperative and surgical Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Spine, Foot & Ankle, and Joint Replacement.

Opting for surgery is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Your physicians at Rothman Orthopaedics will ensure that you receive the correct diagnosis and when needed have your  surgery performed by one of the world's experts in their field.

Knee replacement surgery can dramatically improve patients quality of life by eliminating pain, improving range of motion and correcting deformity. Deciding to move forward with a knee replacement is a big decision and delaying surgery can cause one to continue to suffer with pain, decreased mobility, and even depression. Patients with knee arthritis can be treated with surgical and non-surgical options depending upon the severity of your condition. If your knee is painful but not severely deteriorated you might qualify for non-surgical treatments including:

  • Regenerative therapies

  • PRP injections

  • Hyaluronate treatments

  • Stem cell therapies

When surgery is necessary you can trust in Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and our highly trained specialists. At Rothman your physician will offer you the correct surgery for your specific condition including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic knee replacement  among other surgical options.

Given these concerns, patients may wonder whether they should get a knee replacement. Two major factors can help with this: continuity of care and a total knee replacement specialist in Manhattan whom you can trust.

Continuity of Care

Every person has varying levels of tolerance to pain. You may not be capable of realizing the extent to which knee pain and weakness have come to affect your life because of the compensatory mechanisms you’ve developed to handle it. Because experiencing chronic pain can affect your perception of a physical problem, it becomes that much more important to be monitored by a consistent source. Seeing the same orthopaedic doctor over an extended period of time will help ensure that you don’t lose traction in treatment.

Your orthopaedist will outline a plan that includes a series of non-invasive treatments before suggesting surgery. By the time a surgical procedure becomes an option, it will be clear that all other strategies have been utilized and that a total knee replacement is a last recourse. Continuity of care (or going to the same orthopaedic provider) gives you the assurance of a logical progression in treatment.

A Specialist You Can Trust

Given the risks associated with any surgical procedure and the risks of delaying a necessary surgery, finding a specialist you can trust becomes a matter of utmost importance. A highly-trained total knee replacement specialist in Manhattan can determine whether you are a candidate for surgery and how necessary such a procedure would be in your case. This evaluation will be made based on the evidence of imaging tests, your medical history, a physical examination, and your symptoms. You are more likely to benefit from surgery if you have these symptoms:

  • Severe knee pain that persists in any position (sitting, standing, walking)

  • Difficulty walking more than a few blocks

  • Chronic swelling that does not improve with rest

  • Knee deformity, such as bowed knee  

  • Severe stiffness that limits daily activities

If you continue to experience the above symptoms even after using conservative treatments, this may indicate a severe arthritis of the knee.This level of deterioration causes the bones to rub against one another, causing chronic pain and inflammation. A knee replacement surgery is often beneficial when the knee cartilage has worn away. After surgery, the prosthesis provides a protective shielding of the ends of the knee bones within the joint.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute: Home to Trusted Knee Specialists

If you’ve been suffering knee pain and the other symptoms described above, you should be receiving care from an experienced total knee replacement surgeon. We encourage you to make an appointment with a specialist at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute so that we can assess the scope of your knee condition. Our physicians will assess your condition, often with x-rays and when appropriate advanced imaging, to provide you with the most accurate and clear diagnosis and customized treatment plan.

If you’re living or working in Manhattan or a neighboring borough, we are happy to be able to provide care at our Gramercy Park office. We offer all our most important specialties, including nonoperative and surgical Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Spine, Foot & Ankle, and Joint Replacement.

Why delay your knee treatment when you can benefit from world-class orthopaedic care right here in New York City? To make your appointment, please call 1-800-321-9999.

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