Imagine that you’ve had knee pain from osteoarthritis for years, and you manage it by taking ibuprofen and participating in water aerobics, but when you start looking after your grandkids, the pain makes it hard to keep up. You try receiving cortisone injections, but the relief is only temporary, and you can only get them every three months. Your orthopedist told you years ago that you’d probably need a knee replacement in the future, but now you worry that you’re too old.
The most important part of our healthcare team is you. Your symptoms and ability to perform daily activities are critical in determining the best path for you. We use questionnaires to score your symptoms and combine this information with your medical history, goals, and preferences.