In Cheyenne, walking trails abound and regularly fill with Wyoming natives looking to take in that expansive blue sky. However, if damaged or deteriorated joints cause you to experience near-constant knee pain, you likely find moving difficult. Have you considered a knee replacement? At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors regularly perform joint replacement surgeries for Wyoming residents. We would be happy to evaluate your condition to see whether this procedure could help return you to an active lifestyle.
Do You Need a Knee Replacement?
If you need a knee replacement surgery, odds are that intense pain accompanying movement is already a feature of your daily life. And while our doctors will always try to alleviate knee pain using conservative treatment regimens first—ranging from over-the-counter medication to physical therapy and behavior modification—your condition may necessitate surgical intervention if you experience:
- Intense pain that doesn’t disappear with medication
- A grinding sensation when you move your knees
- Stiff and swollen joints that make movement difficult
- Difficulty walking, climbing stairs, or rising from a chair
- Pain severe enough to interrupt your sleep
When you visit our Cheyenne clinic, one of doctors will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and order imaging tests like X-Rays or an MRI to determine the current condition of your joint. Based on our findings, we’ll determine the best treatment for your knee pain.
What Does a Knee Replacement Involve?
When we perform a knee replacement, our experienced surgeons will remove the damaged or diseased parts of a joint. They’ll then replace this with a prosthetic joint designed to mimic the fluid movement of a functioning knee joint. You can rest easy knowing that our surgical team stays up to date with the most advanced techniques and technology, keeping your surgery as minimally invasive as possible in order to speed recovery times and reduce the risk of infection.
Don’t let knee pain keep you from the things you love. Schedule an appointment with Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Cheyenne, WY, clinic to discuss whether a knee replacement would work for you.