Yes, you read that correctly! The Northeast Knee and Joint Institute has an alternative to going under the knife. Our unique Non-Surgical Knee Therapy provides results through a less-invasive approach than surgery. By mixing our knee relief program with regenerative medicine options, your treatment plan can help to drastically reduce or eliminate your knee and joint pain!
Living with Chronic Knee Pain? First Things First – Contact Your Doctor
While it feels like an annoyance, a visit to your primary care physician is the best way to get yourself onto the road to recovery. If needed, a primary care physician can refer you to see an orthopedic specialist or surgeon for your symptoms. An orthopedic specialist work primarily with the musculoskeletal system, which would make them helpful in addressing your knee pain. First, they will try a few treatment options to help you find some relief. These include things like physical therapy, pain management, medications, and sometimes surgery.
So, you’ve tried everything and you’re still in pain. Your doctor says your best option is to just replace your knee and your pain will go away. It can feel overwhelming, and rightfully so.
The average cost for a total knee replacement in the United States is $49,500. Health Line
The Money Adds Up
While a bill of $49,500 for a surgery sounds rough, there are additional costs that can add to your overall costs. Having this surgery as an inpatient procedure with your hospital stay brings that cost up to about $57,000. Other costs include services like physical therapy, on-call nursing staff if needed, and even the cost of support devices like crutches or cane. Some patients have even needed to add railings or shower seating for additional support. And it all adds up to more money out of your pocket.
Inpatient or Outpatient Procedure
The two-midnight rule must be applied to your hospital stay at the time of your total knee replacement surgery in order to qualify as an outpatient procedure. Simply put, you need to be admitted to the hospital, have your total knee replacement surgery completed, and be discharged from the hospital in under two midnights. This can seem like no time at all after having surgery, which is why most people prefer an inpatient procedure. It
is also is not solely your own decision to make. Your primary care physician, your orthopedic surgeon, and the hospital itself are just a few of the deciding factors between inpatient and outpatient procedures.
But Wait! There’s More
You also need to account for the amount of recovery time you will need after the surgery. It is common for most knee replacement surgeries to take up to six weeks to heal before you can resume leisure activities without an assisted device such as crutches or a cane. Plus, you may be back to moving freely, but you still won’t be pain free. It can take up to three months for your post-surgery pain to subside, and the swelling could take up to a year.
There’s Another Way
Alright, so if there’s a chance to experience relief in less time without any need for surgery, and at a much lower cost, would you take it? Well, it’s possible with regenerative medicine options at Northeast Knee and Joint Institute. Our therapies allow our patients to avoid the overwhelming concerns of having a total knee replacement surgery while still finding the relief they need.
Northeast Knee and Joint Institute Offers a Non-Surgical Alternative
At Northeast Knee and Joint Institute, we offer four regenerative medicine options that can be safer and much less invasive ways to treat your knee pain. With our Non-Surgical Knee Therapy, we combine physical therapy, an unloading knee brace, and regenerative medicine to promote healing through various injection options, such as:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Platelet-Rich Plasma
- Stem Cells
Our Knee Therapy is the Best of Both Worlds
By adding regenerative medicine injections to your treatment plan, your body will be able to heal itself. These regenerative medicine injections work with the body to promote natural healing. So stop suffering, call us today and start with a risk-free consultation!