Knee Replacement

Get a More Precise Alignment with Knee Replacement Surgery in Princeton

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When it comes to knee replacement, you want your orthopedic surgeon to get it right the first time. That is why Dr. Allen Van at the Perry Memorial Orthopedic Clinic uses KneeAlignTM when performing his knee operations. This state-of-the-art technology uses the same GPS guidance as smartphones and military missiles.

Your knees are you body's largest joints. They deserve no less than the proper positioning that KneeAlignTM technology achieves when used by a capable orthopedic surgeon.

Non-Surgical and Surgical Options for Treating Knee Pain

You may be wondering if it’s time to look into knee surgery. Perhaps your normal activities,such as walking down stairs or lifting bags of groceries, are becoming increasingly painful for your knees. Maybe joint pain is keeping you up at night. Dr. Van can evaluate the cause of your pain and develop a personalized care plan. Many patient do not need surgery if other treatments ease their pain and help them maintain mobility.

There are many treatments for knee pain that do not involve surgery. These include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Therapeutic injections

However, when non-surgical treatments don’t work or are no longer effective, it might be time to consider surgery. There are two main kinds of surgical approaches for knees:

  • Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty)
  • Minimally invasive knee surgery (arthroscopy)

Knee Replacement That Provides Ideal Alignment

The key to a successful knee replacement is precise alignment. Your new knee joint must be in line with the rest of your body for optimal performance. The KneeAlign’s high-tech sensors give Dr. Van real-time data – a major improvement over traditional mechanical guides. This information allows him to more perfectly place the new knee, giving the patient an improved outcome. Age, weight, activity level and other factors also affect knee replacement outcomes, but KneeAlign ensures that the newly implanted joint will work as well as it can. A properly aligned knee replacement will give a patient a better outcome. The artificial joint will last longer, helping the patient avoid revision surgery.

Why You Should Have Knee Surgery in Princeton

Choosing Perry Memorial Hospital for your knee surgery comes with many benefits. Our nurses and healthcare technicians are committed to giving each of our patients the best experience while they are with us. At a larger hospital, it is common to feel like a number; at Perry, you will feel like you are among friends. Plus, Dr. Van’s fellowship training and years of experience equip him to provide top-level orthopedic surgery.

Another reason to choose Perry Memorial Hospital is that you might be able to get relief for your knee pain sooner. Dr. Van is often able to see patients within a week of their first call to his office.

If you are ready to say "good-bye" to your knee pain, call 815-876-3033 for an appointment with Dr. Van.