What Are The Benefits of Total Knee Replacement?
If you have been relatively healthy all of your life, you probably have not given much thought to how much you put your knees through. You rely on properly functioning knees for everyday activities like walking, sitting, standing, climbing up and down stairs, and even driving. When you add in activities like physical labor, athletics, dancing, or other strenuous pursuits, good knee function is critical to your overall physical performance. Knees help you move, keep you upright, and bear your weight.
Recovering After A Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement surgery is a procedure that can restore mobility to the knee and reduce and even eliminate the pain that may have been affecting you for years. Once you finally take this step and schedule the procedure, you won't regret your decision. Restoring function and mobility post-injury can be life changing.
Knee Replacement vs. Knee Resurfacing
vities you love. Issues with cartilage in the knee, as well as other problems with your knee anatomy, may lead you to consider total knee replacement surgery or knee resurfacing. We're here to tell you the difference between the two and the best way to determine which is the right choice.
Common Misconceptions About Joint Replacement Surgery
If you are struggling to function normally because of a problem with one of your joints, your doctor might recommend joint replacement surgery. While the proper surgery is a great way to rejuvenate your body and repair joint damage, many people are hesitant because they are worried about the long-term consequences. Today, we'll discuss some common misconceptions and have a closer look at knee anatomy and how repairing cartilage in the knee can be beneficial for you.
Complications with Joint Replacement Surgery
Any surgical procedure poses a certain level of risk.  When it comes to joint replacement surgery, qualified surgeons take several precautionary measures to avoid potential complications.  At TJN Orthopedics, Dr. Gregory H. Tchejeyan boasts some of the nation’s highest accuracy rates and lowest readmission rates.  This is largely due to the extra measures he puts
What is Periprosthetic Fracture?
A periprosthetic fracture refers to a fracture around a joint replacement – either a hip or a knee. It’s becoming more common because there are more people getting hip and knee replacements. These people are mostly older and therefore experience symptoms like loss of reflexes or muscle atrophy. As a result, we tend to see
Orthopedic Implants & Metal allergies
In orthopedic surgery, implant devices can be made of several different materials. From chrome to cobalt to mobinium – several elements are used to fabricate the devices that improve the lifespan of a joint artificially. However, most implant devices are made of titanium due to their natural elasticity.  It has properties similar to human bone,
Longevity of Joint Replacement Devices
The longevity of a joint replacement is a common concern for patients – so much so that it’s often the reason for them delaying surgery.  They fear the device might deteriorate and they won’t experience restored functionality long enough to make surgery worthwhile. With the goal of restoring the patient’s health and physical capabilities, Dr.
Infection Prevention
For obvious reasons, infections are a complication surgeons always try to avoid.  Infections are particularly inconvenient in orthopaedic joint replacement surgery. Ordinarily, in the unfortunate circumstance of infection, IV or oral antibiotics are administered to the patient, sending the antibiotics through the bloodstream to fight the infection.  However, in joint replacement surgeries, the implanted device
3 Ways to Prepare the Knee for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Total Knee Arthroplasty, or TKA, refers to the total surgical replacement of the knee surface.  Whether it’s full or partial knee replacement, the existing bone always has to be prepared to accept the implant.  There are three main methods your surgeon could use to prepare the knee for this procedure – manual instruments, patient-specific instruments