If you are experiencing knee pain and it has affected your everyday activities then consult your physician to see if a knee replacement will benefit you. Also, your doctor may prescribe a conservative course of Physical Therapy before surgery. This will strengthen the muscles above and below the knee joint in order to increase knee strength, in preparation for the loss of strength post-surgery. Meanwhile, here is a video showing an animated version of the surgery.
Following surgery, each patient will require Physical Therapy to regain range of motion and strength as well as properly reducing pain and inflammation. If you are near our location in Springfield, Pennsylvania Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy would be happy to provide you with quality Physical Therapy service.