Dr David A Fisher MD :: Benefits of Surgery ::

benefits of surgery

Benefits of Surgery

  • Excellent pain relief
  • Improved strength
  • Improved motion
  • Improved ability to stand up, climb steps, or walk longer distances

Because of the dramatic ability to improve a patients lifestyle and activity level, hip and knee replacements have become one of the most successful operative procedures around. Millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of this technology. Success rates of over 98% can be expected with outstanding durability. In fact, long term success has been reported as high as 90% at 20 years with total hip replacement, and 95% at 15 years with total knee replacement. Variables which can affect the long term success include surgical technique, type of implant used, and patient factors such as age and activity level.