Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Massapequa, NY
Total knee replacement surgery entails the implantation of an artificial joint to replace damaged or unhealthy cartilage and bone from the thighbone, shinbone, or kneecap. The surgery can assist in relieving discomfort and improve the function of the knee. Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis, MD offers total knee replacement surgery to help you manage your condition. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5840 Merrick Road Massapequa, NY 11758.
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Who gets total knee replacement surgery?
How does partial knee replacement differ from a total knee replacement?
What happens during total knee replacement surgery?
How long does it take for a total knee replacement surgery?
Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Massapequa, NY is a complicated and often painful procedure. However, with the expert care of Dr. Paul (Dr. D) Dicpinigaitis MD, patients can rest assured they will receive the highest quality care available to ensure an optimal outcome from this surgery. Dr. D has extensive experience performing knee replacement surgeries and consistently produces excellent results for his patients. He works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to meet their individual needs and preferences while considering the most advanced medical technologies available.
This procedure is typically recommended for patients suffering from severe knee pain and loss of mobility due to damage caused by arthritis, injury, or other underlying conditions. During the surgery, a damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one designed to provide improved stability and increased range of motion.
Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD, uses minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce trauma to the surrounding tissue and minimize recovery time. With his years of experience performing complex orthopedic surgeries, you can trust him to deliver the highest quality results while providing compassionate care throughout the entire process.
Partial knee replacement is typically a less invasive procedure than total knee replacement procedures. It can be used to replace just one part of the damaged joint, such as the medial, lateral, or patellofemoral (front) compartment of the knee. This procedure does not require the removal of all of the knee’s natural components and may be a good option for patients who have isolated damage in specific areas of their knee. However, it is important to consult with our doctor before making any decisions as there are potential risks associated with this type of surgery.
Total knee replacement surgery is a complex procedure performed by Dr. Paul (Dr. D) Dicpinigaitis MD to replace a damaged joint with an artificial one designed to provide improved stability and increased range of motion. During the surgery, the damaged bone and cartilage are removed from the joint before the artificial implant is inserted. Our doctor then makes sure that all parts of the implant fit together properly for optimal results after surgery, before closing up the incision with sutures or staples.
Patients typically go home the same day or within 24 hours of total knee replacement surgery. The recovery period is often lengthy, and patients should expect some pain and discomfort during the healing process. Physical therapy is usually recommended to help regain lost strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected joint. Our team will discuss all post-surgical instructions with you before your procedure so that you know what to expect afterward.
The length of a total knee replacement surgery depends on the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s health condition. Generally, however, it takes between 1-2 hours for Dr. Paul (Dr. D) Dicpinigaitis MD to complete the procedure. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with excellent care before, during, and after their surgery so that they can have a safe and speedy recovery.
The time it takes to complete a total knee replacement surgery depends on the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s health. Generally, it takes around 6-12 weeks for the incision site to fully heal and patients can expect some pain and discomfort during the healing process. Our team will recommend a physical therapy program tailored to your individual needs and preferences to help you regain lost strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected joint. With consistent care and adherence to post-surgical instructions, most patients can return to their normal activities within 3-6 months following the procedure.
Dr. Paul (Dr. D) Dicpinigaitis MD is here to help you get the most out of your total knee replacement surgery experience and ensure an optimal outcome for you or your loved one. Our team will work with you every step of the way to provide personalized care and support throughout the entire process so that you can have a safe and speedy recovery. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5840 Merrick Road Massapequa, NY 11758. We serve patients from Massapequa NY, Amityville NY, Bellmore NY, Merrick NY, Wantagh NY, Bethpage NY, Plainedge NY, and Farmingdale NY.