A total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure performed by an orthopaedic surgeon in which a prosthetic (artificial) joint made of metal and plastic replaces the arthritic joint surfaces.
Individuals requiring joint replacements usually do so because of arthritic changes (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) that interfere with their quality of life. These may result in:
Most people are very satisfied with the results of a total knee replacement. The expected results include:
Traditionally held in person at the hospital once a month, Thompson Health’s monthly Total Joint Replacement Group Education Program is now available here. The free program addresses questions about preparing for this elective surgery, covering topics such as getting your home ready, beginning an exercise program and more. Nancy Buerman, clinical coordinator of physical therapy at Thompson Health, facilitates this program, click here for educational video.
Educational presentations and guides have been developed to assist those patients who will undergo total knee or total hip replacement surgery. These materials will give you an overview of what to expect during your joint replacement journey. Rest assured, however, that Thompson Health professionals will be there to guide you through the process step by step.
For more information, call Nancy Buerman at (585) 396-6050.
Total Joint Replacement Education Program is now Virtual
Prepare for this your surgery: topics include preparing yourself, your home, beginning an exercise program, and more. Nancy Buerman PT, cert MDTDPT, facilitates. For details, call (585) 396-6050.
Hip & Knee Replacement Guidebook (PDF)
This guide will help you feel comfortable and confident throughout your surgical journey as you move toward recovery and a life of greater mobility and independence.
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