Baptist Health Louisville: Total Knee Replacement Surgery Options
Learn about total knee replacement options and get highly specialized, experienced orthopedic care at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery Options in Louisville, KY HealthTalks Transcript
Thomas Schlierf, MD, Orthopedic Surgery:
Patients who’ve been having ongoing knee arthritis and those who have tried conservative therapies and are at the point where those don’t work for them anymore, are patients who really do benefit from total knee joint replacement.
At Baptist [Health] Louisville, we are an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, which means the surgeons and staff are experienced and well trained. From when somebody walks in the door to when they walk out, they are receiving care that is second to none. With anybody, I want to treat them like I’d want to be treated. I like to explain all the options that are available to my patients and let them know that we’re a team. Whether we’re doing conservative therapy or we’re talking surgery, I’m here to support them in any way I can. When it comes time to have a surgery, I really have the easy job in all this. The patient has the more difficult job, doing the rehab and putting the time in to get the results that we’re wanting to get.
With people undergoing a total joint replacement, the goal is to get you back to doing normal daily activities and things you enjoy doing. We really want to restore you to living your life. If we can’t do that with conservative therapies, that’s when I tell my patients you need to have an honest conversation with yourself and consider having a total knee replacement, with the end goal being getting back to living your life.
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