Is Knee Surgery The Next Step?
Your knee pain is getting worse. Osteoarthritis is making walking, standing, and your ability to do the things you want to do difficult. You’ve tried rest, medication, injections, and physical therapy, and none of it has really helped.
Now you’re being told that your condition has progressed to the point where you need surgery, which often means months of painful rehabilitation.
Hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries are done annually in the United States, and that number continues to increase over time.
What would you say if you were told that knee surgery could be delayed for years or even avoided entirely?
Our Knee Surgery Alternative
Apple Healthcare offers a unique approach that uses a combination of state-of-the-art rehabilitative equipment, knee bracing, and physical therapists specializing in total knee rehabilitation. The combined approach of all these, along with natural joint viscosupplementation therapy, have proven successful and have helped many avoid knee surgery.
Your knee is surrounded by a synovial fluid, made up of hyaluronic acid, which lubricates, cushions and nourishes the knee. As a person ages, this fluid can thin, changing from very thick to very watery. Cartilage becomes thinner, and bones and joints begin to rub together, causing friction and pain.
With a process known as “viscosupplementation,” we can replenish the joint lubrication you’ve lost around the knee. We inject a mixture of sodium hyaluranate (hyaluronic acid), using a fluoroscope to look inside your body in real time for the best possible placement.
Hyaluronic acid injections are followed by physical therapy, which increases your success rate by up to 25 percent. If needed, we use specialized bracing that reduces the pressure on your joint and helps it heal properly.
The first step to finding out if the approach can work for you is to schedule a no obligation evaluation to see if you are a candidate.
Have questions? Want to schedule an evaluation? Call us today at 865-524-1234!