Knee Surgery & Care
Knee Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Margate, FL
Also known as knee arthroplasty, it can help relieve pain and restore function to a severely affected knee joint. This procedure involves cutting away damaged bone and cartilage from the thigh bone, shinbone, and knee cap, and replacing it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics, and polymers.
The most common reason for this surgery is to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by osteoarthritis. People who need knee surgery are typically having issues with walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs.
Risks of Knee Surgery
This surgery, like any surgery, comes with risks, which include:
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- Nerve damage
- Artificial knees can wear out and need again
After an infection is cleared with antibiotics and the removal of the artificial joint, another surgery is performed to install a new knee.
For several weeks after surgery, you may need to use crutches or a walker, so it is important to prepare yourself and your home for this type of assistive device. Everyone is encouraged to move their foot and ankle, which helps increase blood flow in their leg muscles and helps reduce swelling and the risk of blood clots.
Physical therapy will be a huge part of recovery to help you regain strength, mobility, and range of motion in the knee joint and the leg as a whole.
To schedule a consultation at one of our two conveniently located South Florida locations, call South Florida Orthopedic Group (fka Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence) in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
- ACL Tear And Reconstruction
- Dislocated Knee
- Knee Arthritis
- Knee Replacement Surgery
- MACI Procedure
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Patellar Tendon Rupture
- Shin Splints
- Torn Meniscus