Discussions About Knee Replacement Surgery

Feb 27, 2022 | Blog

A damaged knee joint can become one of the most irritating things. It makes simple movements, such as walking, much more painful. If you have a damaged knee and you’re dealing with the pain on a daily basis because you don’t want to have surgery, you are not alone. Surgery can be a last-resort option when conservative treatments no longer work, but it’s also not a good idea to avoid surgery when it does become necessary in some situations.

Whether you fear surgery or you believe that the procedure won’t correct the problem, your best option is to discuss it with an experienced physician. An experienced physician can educate you on what to expect and alleviate any concerns you may have.  Delaying knee surgery can have its own risks if it’s put off for too long. 

It Affects More Than the Knee

A deteriorated knee can cause issues in a lot more parts of your body than just the knee. Sometimes, a painful knee can cause you to adjust the way you stand or walk. This results in the pressure of your weight being altered, which means your other leg, hips, back, and even neck can be affected.

Periodic motion in the knee can help prevent stiffness, but you also risk damaging the knee joint further. Simple tasks like going for a jog, playing ball with your child or grandchild, or spending a day outdoors with friends can become increasingly difficult.

Avoiding surgery may have adverse effects in the long run.  Simply ignoring the problem will not solve it, and symptoms are likely to get worse over time.

NOC has the Experts

At Nebraska Orthopaedic Center, our experienced physicians will walk you through step-by-step the best course of action for your situation. We’re proud to offer all types of total knee implants including some custom-designed total knee replacements that are individually designed for your situation.  Our physicians can discuss what the best option may be for you.

Dr. Bigelow is the first Orthopaedic surgeon in Lincoln and surrounding areas to offer the ConforMIS, which is one of a couple of different custom implant options.  Dr. Bigelow also provides other implant options, and depending on your specific needs those may be a better alternative. 

If you are ready to have a consultation regarding your knee pain and how we can help you, please call 402-436-2000 to schedule an appointment.