Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Nebraska
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How Will Your Doctor Determine If You Need Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement can be an effective way of repairing problems with mobility caused by knee pain and injury. Many patients opt for a surgical knee replacement after they have tried a number of other methods of healing their injuries without any success. There are also instances in which surgery is the first line of defense for repairing a knee injury, especially when a sudden, unexpected trauma causes knee damage. Before you undergo a surgical procedure to repair and replace your damaged knee, you and your doctor will discuss the risks and the benefits, and whether or not surgery is the best option for you.
How will your doctor determine if knee replacement surgery is in order?
Cause of the Pain
One of the most important factors in determining whether or not knee replacement surgery is appropriate is the cause of the pain. If knee damage was caused by a sudden and unexpected injury severe enough to limit mobility, knee surgery might be the best option. In these cases, damage is often so severe from the injury that there is no hope of healing or recovery without replacing the damaged knee.
On the other hand, if the injury was caused by repeated use over the years and discomfort has gradually worsened, other methods of repair might be the best line of defense, at least initially. Chances are you have lived with the discomfort for some time, so you can continue to do so while other less invasive methods than surgery are attempted to relieve the pain. After trying several options, though, your doctor might suggest replacement surgery.
Your Overall Health
Another important factor in whether surgery is the right option is your health aside from your knee. You might have knee pain due to an injury, but otherwise be in perfectly good health. If no other healing method has worked for your knee, you will likely be considered a good candidate because you are healthy enough to undergo surgery and strong enough to recover and rehabilitate your new knee.
If you are dealing with a number of other health issues or you are older and not able to participate fully in physical therapy following the procedure, your doctor might advise against replacement surgery. Regardless of the type of surgery, risks are involved, so patients must be healthy enough to withstand the surgical procedure in order to be considered good candidates.
Your Desire to Have Surgery
Finally, your doctor will consider whether you want to have surgery. If you are set against the surgical procedure or you have concerns about knee replacement devices, your doctor can provide alternatives to help you live with knee pain.