Preparing for Knee Replacement
If you are planning knee replacement surgery, it is essential that you are prepared. At Nanoknee, our minimally invasive knee replacement technique has a rapid recovery, less need for pain medications, and comes with a self-directed physical therapy program you perform in your own home. Planning for your surgery is less complex, as you will be up and walking within an hour or two after your surgery – not days or weeks. Preparing for your surgery includes:
- Following all pre-operative instructions provided to you regarding changes in your medications
- Eating a healthy diet, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and protein
- Staying hydrated
- Bathing or showering the night before your surgery.
- Arriving free from any creams or cosmetics and wearing loose clothing
- Filling all prescriptions before the day of your surgery
- Stocking your shelves and fridge with easy to prepare foods
- Avoiding any alcoholic beverages for at least a week before your surgery
- Enlisting the assistance of a trusted friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for the first night
Knee replacement surgery and your health insurance
Many health insurance plans cover our advanced knee replacement surgeries. We work with most insurers and can help you find out if your plan will cover the surgery.
Why is the Nanoknee technique so successful?
Our team of knee surgeons is among the finest in the nation. Knee replacement surgery has been available for many years but came with a price – a long recovery time, weeks or months of rehabilitation, physical therapy, and pain. We believe our patients deserve better. We employ a revolutionary technique in knee replacement surgery that has you up and walking within an hour of surgery, with no need for general anesthesia.
It’s all about the right fit.
The quality of the “fit” of the knee replacement is one factor that makes a difference – we use 3D modeling of your actual knee joint to customize the implant, so it fits perfectly. We do not remove the stabilizing ligaments as is often done in traditional knee surgery, so your new knee feels stable, flexible, and natural. There is no reason to struggle through months of recovery when you can get back to doing what you love within days – not months.