At Reflex Knee Specialists, we consider knee replacement surgery as a last resort. Once this decision is made, patients have very few options if they continue to experience pain (which happens to 25-30% of patients after a knee replacement). For this reason, we recommend that people with knee pain first see how well they respond to non-surgical treatments before making this irreversible decision. Our team has helped many patients postpone or prevent the need for a total knee replacement (TKR).
If you would like to make an appointment for a comprehensive knee evaluation and to learn about what non-surgical options are available to you, call the nearest office in Portland, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington; or Tempe, Arizona, or book online today.
The Reflex Knee Specialists team only recommends Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery for patients who don't respond to less-invasive, non-surgical treatments, or if their stage of joint dysfunction is so severe that non-surgical options are unlikely to be beneficial.
Published studies have shown that 25% of people are dissatisfied following TKR, and up to 50% have residual symptoms. Serious complications are rare (1-2%), but since there are one million TKRs performed in the U.S. every year, this represents 10,000 to 20,000 cases of post-operative complications such as infection (the hardware is then removed) or blood clots (blood thinners needed).
Schedule a knee evaluation and one of our providers will thoroughly evaluate your knees and discuss your treatment options.
Call and schedule your evaluation today.