Full Knee Replacement Surgery in Louisville, KY
Baptist Health Louisville: Full Knee Replacement Surgery
Patients with ongoing knee arthritis might benefit from a full knee replacement. Learn more about total knee replacement surgery with Baptist Health.
Full Knee Replacement Surgery in Louisville, KY HealthTalks Transcript
Thomas Schlierf, MD, Orthopedic Surgery:
Patients who've been having ongoing knee arthritis and mostly those who have tried conservative therapies and are at the point where those just don't work for them anymore are patients who really do benefit from total knee joint replacement. At Baptist Louisville, we are an orthopedic center of excellence, which means the surgeons and staff are experienced and well trained, you know, from when somebody walks into the door to when they walk out, they are receiving care that is second to none. With anybody, I want to treat them like I want to be treated.
I like to explain all the options that are available to my patients, and just let them know that we're a team, and whether we're doing conservative therapy, or talking surgery, I'm here to support them in any way I can, and when it comes time to have a surgery, I really have the easy job in all this. The patient has the more difficult job in doing the rehab and putting the time in to get the results that we're wanting them to get. With people undergoing total joint replacement, the goal is to get you back doing normal daily activities and things you enjoy doing. We really want to restore you into living your life, and if we can't do that with conservative therapies, then that's what I tell my patients, you need to have that honest conversation with yourself and consider having a total knee replacement, with the end goal being getting back to living life.
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