Total Knee Replacement in Athens Solved for a Fraction of the Cost!
MAKING TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT AFFORDABLE IN THE ATHENS AREA
Dr. Christopher M. Vaughn, Orthopedic Surgeon Brown University, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Are you a candidate for total knee replacement surgery in Athens?
Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of knee damage in the Athens area and is a result of wear and tear over the years, by rheumatoid arthritis, or by a catastrophic knee injury. If you are suffering from a steady pain in your knee while you attempt typical daily activities, Freedom Orthopedic has orthopedic specialists that would love the opportunity to evaluate you. First line treatments often consist of rest, medication, and therapy. However, in some cases, cartilage may be too worn down or the bone structures are simply too destroyed to have a proper response when based on conservative remedies. Total knee replacement, commonly referred to as knee arthroplasty, may be the last resort option, especially for those patients that are over 50 years of age. The good news is that knee replacement surgery, when compared to other orthopedic surgeries, remains one of the most successful.
The Total Knee Replacement Procedure
In performing a total knee replacement in Athens, your assigned Freedom Orthopedic surgeon will displace bone and cartilage that is heavily damaged or diseased, from the top of your tibia, or shin bone, and implant a flat metal plate and stem. Following this action, your orthopedic surgeon will attach a synthetic insert into this tibial tray. This insert will function as the new weight-bearing surface. Your surgeon will then shape the lower bone surface of the femur, or thigh bone, and attach a contoured metal shield that will move smoothly against the new surface of your lower leg. Though most of your knee will be replaced, the original knee cap may be retained or replaced with a synthetic one. Two hours is the typical length of this procedure.
What to expect from total knee replacement surgery
Activities that you may not have enjoyed for years due to chronic knee pain, such as walking, golf and swimming may return to your life and is recommended after a procedure such as knee replacement. High impact activities such as jogging may need to take a back seat however. Over the past few decades, materials and techniques have improved drastically, resulting in total knee replacements being conducted at a high rate of close to 300,000 a year in the U.S. alone. Following the procedure, expect to remain in bed for several days and to be on crutches for about three to six weeks before walking. As common as knee replacement has become, the success rate has been equally common, with more than 90% of those choosing the surgery experiencing a significant improvement in their ability to perform common activities of everyday life.
SAVE UP TO 70+% FROM HEALTHCARE PRICING FOR THE SAME PROCEDURE
Watch our founder, Thomas N. Joseph, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, explain how he can provide you clarity, service and savings for your orthopedic and physical therapy needs. Dr. Christopher Vaughn carries on the tradition of world-class orthopedic care for a fraction of the cost.
How Can We Keep Costs So Low for Our Patients?
- We Removed the Middle Man
- We have No Billing Department
- We have No Coding Department
- We have No Added Costs
- You get Direct Access to Your Doctor
- No Health Record System
- $300 For the Entire Visit for X-rays, cast, splint, injections as needed OR $200 “consultation only” visit
Visit Our Dunwoody Location