Located in Henderson, NV, Dr. Tait has successfully treated thousands of patients with osteoarthritis in the knee, sports injuries, rheumatoid or traumatic arthritis, and more. Dr. Tait treats each patient as an individual, and thoughtfully considers the proper treatment options, including knee replacement surgery, based on the diagnosis and medical history of each patient. Non-surgical options are always considered first. These include anti-inflammatory medications, lifestyle changes and injections. As osteoarthritis gets worse, the non-surgical treatments often become ineffective. This is when knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, is necessary. If you are diagnosed as needing a knee replacement, you might be a logical candidate for the partial-knee, custom implants by ConforMIS. These are customized implants, using your CT scans, so that they will properly match your anatomy. The result: A more natural-fitting knee.
Knee Replacement SurgeryIf osteoarthritis has become too severe to be helped by non-surgical options, you may be a good candidate for knee replacement surgery. Dr. Tait considers many factors before recommending this procedure, including:
- Imaging results and X-rays
- Impact of pain on your ability to continue working
- Frequency and level of your pain
- Impact of the pain on your ability to continue ordinary recreation and activities