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BULLIS ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
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*We Have Moved to 1151 Robeson Street, Fall River*
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Severe osteoarthritis requires more than symptomatic treatment. Surgery should be considered for consistent and intense arthritis pain. Bullis Orthopedics surgeons commonly perform knee replacement surgery for severe osteoarthritis in the lower extremity. We provide surgery and treatment options for patients in Fall River and surrounding areas from our new location at 1151 Robeson Street, Fall River.
Knee replacement surgery involves replacing the worn out surfaces of the end of the thigh bone (femur), the top of the shin bone (tibia) and the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) with metal and polyethylene (hard plastic) bearing surfaces. The surgeons at Bullis Orthopedics in Fall River use a variety of cutting-edge prostheses to maximize motion and longevity. A system of specific instruments are used to ensure correct placement and alignment during your procedure. The implants are fixed to your bones with bone cement.
Knee replacement surgery is performed to relieve the pain associated with arthritis of the knee. The procedure typically requires an inpatient hospital stay of two to four days. Patients generally use crutches or a walker for 1-2 weeks after surgery, and then progress to a cane when they are comfortable.
Knee Replacement Options
There are different surgical approaches to knee replacement and you should always ask your knee surgeon which approach they recommend. There are also several options regarding implants and knee replacement methods. You should also review these options with a member of the Bullis Orthopedics team.
As with all procedures, results may vary, but we generally anticipate that our implants will remain functional for many years after surgery. Typically, the endurance and longevity of the knee implant is influenced by a patient’s weight & activity, the surgical technique, and an implant’s characteristics.
While the thought of surgery can be intimidating, a well done knee replacement carries a very high success rate and regularly provides significant pain relief and restoration of function. In general, our patients at Bullis Orthopedics are very happy with their outcomes.
For more information about knee replacement surgery or your candidacy for the procedure, please call us today at (508) 689-7808.