Although you may not give it much thought, you rely on your knees for just about everything—from simple actions like kneeling over to pet your furry family member to more complex activities like running and hiking. So, if you are experiencing great discomfort or pain in these integral joints, a knee replacement may be an appropriate treatment option. Fortunately, you don’t have to make that determination on your own. Instead, you can visit Premier Bone & Joint Centers in Riverton, Wyoming, where our qualified team of knee specialists can assess your condition and, if necessary, perform knee replacement surgery using the most advanced techniques and technology.
How to Know if You Need Knee Replacement Surgery
The knee joint is made up of the femur and tibia. In between the two is a thick layer of cartilage that serves as a cushion and allows the joint to move smoothly. Overtime, this cartilage can deteriorate, leaving bone to grind on bone. Certain conditions can contribute to this deterioration; these include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic arthritis
To determine whether your condition warrants knee replacement surgery, one of our board-certified, fellowship-trained knee specialists will review your medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your range of movement. To further evaluate the condition of your knee, we may also order image testing.
Providing Care Worthy of Wyoming
When you turn to Premier Bone & Joint Centers for knee replacement surgery, you can do so with confidence knowing you’re in the most capable of hands. Our orthopedic specialists stay up to date with best practices, and many of our surgeons belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which speaks to their expertise.
To learn if knee replacement surgery is the best course of treatment for your painful joints, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today to schedule an appointment at our satellite clinic in Riverton, WY.