Did you know that a total knee replacement could limit the activities you are able to do? These artificial joints limit your range of motion and ability to perform daily tasks. Joint replacements also restrict high-level pursuits such as cycling, martial arts and weightlifting. If you are suffering from joint pain and are looking for an alternative to knee replacement that allows you to regain an active lifestyle, the Arthrosurface Knee HemiCAP may be the right choice for you. The HemiCAP implants consist of a small cap and screw that allow the surgeon to restore only the damaged area of the joint. This way, your natural anatomy is preserved and important ligaments such as the ACL and PCL remain untouched and intact, unlike if you were to receive a total knee replacement. With the Arthrosurface HemiCAP, patients can have a knee that feels normal and are able to resume an active lifestyle.
Take Julie, a Knee HemiCAP patient, for example. She is a 44 year old Master Instructor at the American Academy of Martial Arts in Maryland. Julie and her husband own three of the largest Martial Arts schools in Maryland. Almost six years ago, she injured her knee while running. Within four years, she had endured five failed knee surgeries and was desperate for something to work. Three different doctors said her only option was a total knee replacement, which meant she would have to give up martial arts. Giving up her passion just wasn’t an option. Instead, Julie chose to have an Arthrosurface Knee HemiCAP implanted, which restored her joint rather than replacing it. She was back to teaching martial arts only two weeks after her surgery!
It is important that YOU are aware of all your options that can help relieve joint pain symptoms. Click here to find out if the HemiCAP system could be right for you!