Non-Surgical Options Leave No Reason to Live with Knee PainPiedmont Orthopaedic Complex is a comprehensive musculoskeletal care facility focused on getting patients back to their lives in the least invasive way possible. This philosophy demands we offer patients a variety of effective non-surgical solutions for their pain, and in the cases where surgery is necessary, utilizing some of the most advanced, minimally-invasive techniques available today. Minimally invasive surgeries involve both smaller incisions and smarter pathways that cause less damage, which ultimately means less pain and a shorter recovery time for patients. Advancements in Techniques are Leading to More Knee Surgery New, thinner implants are custom-fit to your knee for optimum comfort. Learn more about the benefits of new techniques Knee surgery, particularly total knee replacement, has been dramatically on the rise in the United States. According to the American Orthopaedic Association, more than 650,000 knee replacements occurred in 2010, and nearly half of recipients are below the age of 64. Dr. Ryan DeCoons is an orthopaedic surgeon at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex. "I think we are seeing younger and younger knee surgery patients because they don't want to be held back by knee pain, and they shouldn't have to be," said DeCoons. "Newer minimally invasive techniques allow partial or total knee replacement to be performed with less pain and shorter hospital stays. Longer-lasting implants allow us to offer surgery to a younger patient population, rather than reserving it as a last resort in older patients." The benefits don't end with a reduction in pain. Greater mobility allows people to be more active and maintain a healthier lifestyle, potentially adding years to their lives. It also means a better quality of life as patients are empowered to do the things they enjoy, whether that means playing a round of golf, gardening or taking care of a grandchild. Schedule an Evaluation
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