Total Knee Replacement in Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care’s Orthopedic Surgeons Offer Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Many people suffer through knee pain, but when it begins limiting your activities, it may be time for a total knee replacement. Knee replacement surgery can help ease pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. Trust the orthopedic surgeons at Aurora Health Care with your total knee replacement – and get back to doing what you love.
During total knee replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint. This joint is designed to move just like a healthy joint and allows you to get back to enjoying everyday activities without pain.
Is Total Knee Replacement Surgery The Best Treatment Option For You?
You may be a candidate for total knee replacement surgery if you have:
- Pain severe enough to restrict daily activities, work and recreation activities
- Pain that is not relieved by reduced activity, medication or physical therapy
- Significant joint stiffness and loss of mobility
- X-rays that show advanced arthritis or other degenerative problems
Safe and Lasting Knee Replacements
Today, total knee replacement surgery is one of the safest and more successful types of major surgery. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, knee replacement procedures have resulted in significant restoration of function and reduction of pain in 90-95 percent of patients.
Most total knee replacements will last 15-20 years, if the surgery is performed properly. At Aurora Health Care, many of our surgeons are fellowship trained and draw on years of experience to replace and precisely align your artificial joint so that the implants work better and last longer.
Aurora Health Care’s Joint Academy: Where Recovery Doesn’t End With Surgery
After total knee replacement, rehabilitation will help ensure a successful transition back to your daily activities. At the Aurora Joint Academy, you and your family will learn how to prepare for surgery and maximize your recovery. You’ll be able to ask questions about your total knee replacement surgery in a comfortable environment. And our Aurora Health Care staff will follow up with you after surgery.
Read about the Joint Academy (PDF, 680 KB).
Learn more about the procedure and hear from a patient in a total knee replacement video.
Easy Street Environments
Traditional rehabilitation therapy for total knee replacement patients is combined with exposure to a life-like, everyday world with our Easy Street Environments®. Easy Street Environments look like actual city streets, complete with a movie theater, restaurant, grocery store, hair salon, bank, car, gas pump, golf green and bus and provides you with a chance to face real-life situations during rehabilitation. These realistic therapy environments are offered at:
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