Older Patients Improve Balance with Total Knee Replacement
For older patients a total knee replacement may do more than reduce pain. A new knee joint may also improve balance.
In a large number of patients studied, all showed major improvement in balance measures after several months.
I always close articles with the statement, “Our goal is simple – To help our patients return to more pain free, functional lives”.
Major improvement in balance is a BIG functional improvement I would say.
So when I do a total knee replacement and the person has less pain, that is not the only benefit.
Everybody knows that balance and increase risk of falls are common in older persons.
It’s nice to know pain can be in most cases eliminated and balance greatly improved by total knee replacement.