While surgery is a wonderful medical advancement that has allowed surgeons to save lives, improve patient outcomes, and give people more options for their health and wellbeing – it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.
In fact, when it comes to knee replacement surgery, the statistics are startling. As many as one-third of knee replacements in the U.S. may be inappropriate, according to several sources as reported by Reuters.
With the number of knee replacement surgeries doubled between 1991 and 2010, one of the biggest questions we should ask ourselves is how to know whether or not patients and doctors are making informed decisions about when surgery is really needed.
Surgery is Risky
Especially for older people, or those who may be experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis, surgery presents certain risks. The use of anesthetic, not to mention the care required in healing can open up older people to infection, increased pain, and elongated downtimes.
Criteria for Surgery Are Unclear
“Pain” is often one of the most significant decision-makers for why people undergo knee replacement surgery, but “pain” is a difficult criteria to universalize.
If your knee pain is preventing you from doing certain activities you love, but it subsides with an over-the-counter painkiller, a replacement may not be necessary or appropriate.
The Secret: Explore Your Options
At ViscoGen™, our medical team has heard about and treated nearly every symptom and condition related to knee pain – and we have seen that surgery is not always the only option to pursue.
Our innovative, non-surgical knee pain program, called KneeVisc 5®, has been successfully used to treat thousands of knee pain patients in the Orlando area and has helped them avoid surgery. It’s based on a 5-step comprehensive treatment plan that naturally heals, protects, and strengthens the knee. And it works.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, you owe it to yourself to explore your non-surgical options. To book a free consultation with the team at ViscoGen™, call us today or fill out our form to get started! You have nothing to lose, but the pain.