Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disorder affecting millions of Americans in a number of
different forms. Arthritis can be a degenerative condition of the bones, such as
osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear arthritis,” as well as an autoimmune disorder, like
rheumatoid arthritis. In almost all cases, arthritis causes pain, discomfort, joint
inflammation, and immobility. Arthritis can significantly affect a patient’s quality of
life, and often keeps sufferers from enjoying routine activities, such as gardening, walking
the dog, and even sleeping.
Treatment options vary, and can include both non-invasive solutions as well as surgical
intervention. Regardless of the patient, Dr. Haar stresses effective, safe treatment while
ensuring the patient is comfortable with decisions regarding treatment.
When surgical intervention for arthritis treatment is
required, Dr. Haar favors minimally invasive surgical treatment
methods. Orthopaedic doctors
have performed traditional open surgery with great success since the 1960’s; however in more
recent years, surgical innovations like partial knee
replacement have afforded for a number
of advancements and benefits beyond open surgery. These potential benefits include a shorter
post-operative recovery time, reduced scarring, less blood loss, and a quicker recovery to
get the patient back to previous levels of activity.
The knee joint is the largest joint in the body, and is commonly affected by arthritis.
Because the knees carry a significant amount of body weight during everyday activities, the
joint commonly develops degenerative osteoarthritis in older patients, as well as in
overweight individuals. Osteoarthritis of the knee can cause pain and tenderness when
walking or articulating the joint, as well as immobility and a limited range of motion.
Depending on the severity of the arthritic condition, surgical treatments for knee arthritis
include both total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.
Total Knee Replacement Vs. Partial Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is an effective solution for osteoarthritis of the knee, and has been
performed with great success in the United States since the 1960's. While total knee
replacement surgery features a post-operative recovery period, the results are often life
altering, and can allow patients to return to previous levels of activity and pursue active
Partial Knee Replacement: A Solution For Osteoarthritis
Younger patients, whose arthritis is limited to a single compartment in the knee, may be
eligible for partial knee replacement. This procedure is minimally invasive, can be
performed on an outpatient basis, and maintains more of the original bone, giving the
patient a more natural feeling implant.
Orthopaedic Excellence In Manhattan, New York City
Arthritis is a chronic progressive disease that can cause pain, disability, and deformity. There are many ways that your doctor can help you overcome arthritis, like physical therapy, medication, joint protection and proper rest. However, some people do not respond to these measures, as expected. This is when your doctor would recommend arthritis surgery to improve your quality of life.
There are several points to consider before deciding to have surgery, including the benefits and potential risks. If you have questions about arthritis surgery, getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Ask your doctor for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in the precise joint surgery you are considering.
Haar orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center inNew York City, is committed to quality care and patient comfort. Our goal is to help patients get relief from arthritis and improve their quality of life. Our world renowned surgeons at Haar Orthopedics conduct dedicated research based on your medical history and health issues, to provide individualized care aimed at better treating the condition.
Whether insured or uninsured,at Haar Orthopedics patients receive the highest caliber care. Every patient of Dr. Haar is treated with utmost dignity.
Arthritis surgery in New York City can fall really heavy on your budget due to hidden fees and extra taxes in hospitals of NYC. Even if you are insured you cannot escape the economic burden of these procedures. At Haar Orthopedics, we are committed to improve the quality of life, hence, we follow a transparent pricing model for all orthopedic procedures.
Which means, the patients get state of the art anterior and posterior surgical care without any financial pressure and insurance complications. To know more about our pricing click here.
General symptoms, which sometimes precede joint manifestations and tend to persist throughout the course of the disorder, basically include fatigue, a feeling of malaise, a slight fever, loss of appetite, and sometimes loss of body weight.
The possible extra-articular manifestations, which usually appear when the disease is already established, mainly affect the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, eyes and blood. Some other common symptoms are deep aching joint pain and swelling, loss of movement and morning stiffness.
Depression is common in patients with arthritis, derived from chronic pain and functional limitations, that results in restricted social and occupational life. However, people who are treated early in the disease feel better sooner and are more likely to lead active lives. They are also less likely to have the type of joint damage that requires joint replacement.
It is likely that the general physician whom you visit regularly can identify arthritis, but you will still be referred to the specialist who establishes the definitive diagnosis and provides appropriate treatment.
Arthritis is commonly misunderstood to only affect people over the age of 65. It visits you as a surprise and starts showing its signs of existence at a much younger age. The early you find the symptoms the easier it is to be treated. The most common areas that get affected by arthritis are hands, feet, ankles, shoulders, knees and hips.