Many Wait Too Long For Knee Replacement Surgery New Study Shows

A study this year in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) showed that a whopping 90% of the patients who suffer from osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis, wait too long for a knee replacement.  That means many people are suffering with a lot of pain that could be resolved.  That pain keeps patients from many activites, which can lead to health problems and a vicious circle of weight gain.  Dr. Rob Bents and Dr. Jim Van Horne at Paragon Orthopedic Center see and treat many patients with knee osteoarthritis with high degrees of success.  Surgical improvements over the years have made the recovery time for knee replacement surgery much more appealing.  Dr. Bents has 80-85% of his knee replacement patients going home the same day of surgery.  If you are suffering from knee pain, take a step to get yourself assessed.  The surgeons at Paragon Orthopedic Center have many years of experience to tell you if now is the best time for knee surgery based on your individual assessment.  Even if you don’t need surgery, Dr. Bents and Dr. Van Horne offer some alternatives that can alleviate pain.  Call Paragon at (541)472-0603 for assistance.