About Knee Replacement Surgery
If you have knee pain due to arthritis or injury, the pain associated with those conditions can make performing simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs extremely difficult. When nonsurgical treatments such as lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, medications and the use of walking aids are no longer helpful in providing relief, knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and improve your function. At UT Health Austin, our orthopedic knee surgeons understand that knee replacement surgery can sound daunting. We will work with you on developing a specialized treatment plan with your goals in mind and with a team of physicians and providers specific to your case who are here to help you every step of the way, before knee replacement surgery and throughout the entire recovery process.
Knee Replacement Treatment at UT Health Austin
Upon evaluation of your knee, your surgeon will review the results with you and discuss whether knee replacement surgery is the best method to relieve your pain and improve your function. Your care team will walk you through the risks and benefits as well as what to expect for the procedure and recovery process. An important factor in deciding whether to have knee replacement surgery is understanding the realities and outcomes. Most patients who have knee replacement surgery experience a reduction in hip pain and improvement in their mobility and function. With appropriate activity modification and a recovery plan developed by you and your care team, knee replacements can last for decades.
Care Team Approach
We have assembled a team of experts that includes hip and knee orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dieticians, and social workers. This team enables us to provide the right care for the right patient at the right time. For some patients, nonsurgical interventions such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medication and injections can help improve pain and function, while surgery may be the best course of action for others. Whatever your needs, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.