Living With Knee Pain
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$18,500 total knee replacement surgery cost including follow-up.
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Knee arthritis can be extremely uncomfortable and easily affect your quality of life. Your knee is a major weight-bearing joint, and it is held together by muscles and ligaments that allow your leg to bend and straighten so that you can walk and climb stairs. When your knee is arthritic, the cartilage wears away, causing the bones to grind together. This produces pain, loss of motion and swelling.
If you are feeling depressed or frustrated because you can’t be as mobile as you want to be or you are dealing with knee pain frequently, these are signs you may need a knee replacement and it’s time to speak to a doctor about your options.
Signs you need a knee replacement include:
Knee pain during activity
Delayed knee pain after activity
Pain that interrupts sleep
Stiffness in your knee joint that makes it difficult to bend and straighten your knee
Inflammation and swelling in your knee
Your knee locks or sticks during movement
Your knee creaks, clicks, grinds or snaps
A feeling of weakness or buckling in your knee
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with an OrthoMichigan knee replacement surgeon to see what options are available to you.
When It's Time To Consider Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee arthritis and pain isn't new, nor is knee replacement surgery as a way to treat it. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), knee injuries are the most common reason for visiting an orthopedic surgeon.
Our knee specialist surgeons at OrthoMichigan are trained to diagnose causes of knee pain and perform partial and total joint replacement if it is in the best interest of the patient. When nonsurgical treatments have failed, joint replacement surgery may eliminate joint pain and restore range of motion.
Knee replacement surgery is safe, reliable, and durable. Our knee replacement procedures involve replacing the knee joint with a durable prosthesis.
How Can I Save Money On This Surgery?
Don't be hit with additional costs for your surgery. We want to make things easy for our patients and let you know exactly what to expect. This includes the cost of your surgery and therapy. Here is what our surgery package includes:
Surgery Center Fee
Orthopedic Surgeon Fee
Joint Implant cost
Home Therapy program
One night stay at a local hotel
Total Cost of Surgery and Follow-Up: $18,500
Partial Knee Replacement vs Total Knee Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
During a partial knee replacement, rather than replacing the entire knee joint, only the injured portion of the knee is resurfaced. This procedure is an alternative to a total knee replacement, as it’s best for patients whose pain and injury is limited to just one area of the knee.
There are three compartments in a knee joint: a medial and lateral compartment between the ends of the femur (thigh) and tibia (shin) bones and a third compartment behind your kneecap. If only one of the compartments in your knee joint is affected by arthritis, it is possible that a surgeon can do a partial knee resurfacing in just that one compartment, leaving the other two healthy compartments alone.
Total Knee Replacement
More than 750,000 Americans undergo total knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty, each year. When the cartilage in your knee no longer provides necessary cushion and support, total knee replacement surgery may be the most effective solution.
Total knee replacement requires implanting an artificial joint to replace damaged or diseased cartilage and bone from the thighbone, shinbone or kneecap. Prosthetic knee implants are designed to mimic the movement and function of a healthy human knee. Prosthetics used in knee replacement surgery are made of long-lasting medical-grade metal, plastic or ceramic materials.
What To Expect
The day of surgery, you will receive anesthesia to prevent pain during the operation. The knee arthroplasty takes about an hour or two. The surgical team will:
Make an incision (cut) in the knee area.
Remove any damaged cartilage and bone.
Place the knee implant and position it properly.
Secure the implant into place using cement or without cement.
Insert a piece of polyethylene (plastic) that creates a smooth, gliding surface between the metal parts of the implant.
Close the incision.
After the surgery you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room.
Knee replacement recovery begins right after surgery. Typically, the day of the surgery, a physical therapist will ask you to stand up and take a few steps with a cane or walker. If you walk or stand on your new knee quickly after surgery, you are more likely to recover faster and have less complications compared to those patients who do not stand up right away.
Most partial and total knee replacement patients are able to go directly home within one to two days after surgery to begin knee replacement recovery.
You may have some short-term restrictions with weight bearing or motion during the first six weeks after surgery. During your full or partial knee replacement recovery period at home, you will need to continue doing your knee range of motion and strengthening exercises and monitor your pain.
Full and partial knee replacement recovery can be painful at first, but after returning home and completing physical therapy, you will find yourself adjusting to your new knee and enjoying a more mobile lifestyle.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions, but many people can get back to their everyday activities three to six weeks after surgery. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), 90 percent of people who have a knee replacement experience a significant reduction in pain.
Knee replacements remain one of the most successful operative procedures around. Millions of people have undergone this procedure because of its dramatic ability to improve their lifestyle and allow them to return to a more active life. Additional reported benefits include excellent pain relief as well as improved strength, motion, and the ability to stand up, climb steps and walk longer distances.
OrthoMichigan's world-class knee replacement doctors provide cutting-edge solutions for patients so they can recover faster and have more mobility than ever before.
OrthoMichigan has been Michigan’s premier orthopedic group for over 35 years. With over a dozen board-certified surgeons on staff, we are a leader in the orthopedic field using advanced cutting-edge technology to deliver superior care to our patients.
Our mission is to get you back on your feet and feeling better than ever.
Our headquarters is in Flint, Michigan. We have a great relationship with the premiere outpatient surgery centers near our Flint location. We also have another location closer to the Michigan/Canadian border in Lapeer, Michigan.
4466 W Bristol Rd.
Flint, Michigan 48507
307 S Court St.
Lapeer, Michigan 48446