When a stiff knee or painful knee restricts normal activity, and other treatment options such as therapy, bracing, and orthotics are exhausted, knee replacement surgery is often a patient’s best option. When you think about it, the knee works harder than any other joint in the body. The joints synchronize the hips and ankles, allowing both joints to flex, extend and rotate. Knees let us sprint, jump, bend and climb stairs. Rigorous physical activity or advanced age are major factors that can stress the knee joint.
Richmond orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vincent Dalton says, “Knee pain can almost seem inevitable, but you can’t let it go untreated. If it’s not promptly addressed, even a minor knee strain can become a major replacement.”
Dr. Dalton specializes in both total and partial knee replacements as well as offering nonsurgical treatment options for the knee. With just a small incision and a tiny arthroscopic camera, he can diagnose and repair knee ailments as well as determine whether a knee replacement is necessary.
Dr. Dalton specializes in:
- Sports Medicine
- ACL Reconstruction
- Partial and Total Knee Replacement
“When surgery is necessary, the results can vastly improve the patient’s quality of life. I recently replaced the knee of an 80-year-old man. Not long after his surgery, he was playing tennis again for the first time in over ten years,” Dr. Dalton says.