The main reason for replacing any arthritic joint with an artificial joint is to stop the bones from rubbing against each other. The goal is to help people return to many of their activities with less pain and with greater freedom of movement.
After going home from the hospital, some patients may be seen for a short period of home therapy before beginning outpatient physical therapy. Outpatient treatments are designed to improve knee range of motion and strength and to safely progress your ability to walk and do daily activities. Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center utilizes aquatic therapy to help you progress quickly and with less pain.
Our goal is to help you keep your pain under control, maximize knee mobility, and improve muscle strength and control. When you are well under way, regular visits to Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center will end. Our therapists will continue to be a resource, but you will be in charge of doing your exercises as part of an ongoing home program.