As a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Peter J. Curcione, DO, addresses chronic knee issues, like severe arthritis or instability, with the latest knee replacement techniques. At his orthopedic surgery practice, with offices in Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers, Florida, Dr. Curcione uses minimally invasive techniques for partial or total knee replacement surgeries to give you the best possible outcome without a long period of recovery. To find out if you’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery, book a consultation with Dr. Curcione today, online or by phone. You can also visit the clinic nearest you as a walk-in.
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure allowing Dr. Curcione to remove damaged areas of the knee joint and replace them with artificial parts that work just like your natural joint.
Dr. Curcione uses minimally invasive techniques requiring only small incisions around the knee joint to access the treatment area. He removes damaged areas of the joint and depending on your specific needs, Dr. Curcione may opt to replace only portions or the joint (partial knee replacement) or the entire joint (total knee replacement).
Knee replacement surgery is typically reserved for joint damage that isn’t successfully treated with other therapies.
Dr. Curcione may recommend a total or partial knee replacement surgery if you have severe joint damage due to osteoarthritis — a progressive disease causing the protective covering of your joints to wear away. This results in your bones rubbing together causing severe pain and limited mobility.
After an evaluation of your overall health, Dr. Curcione may schedule you for knee replacement surgery if your condition causes severe pain and interferes with your quality of life.
You can expect a stay in the hospital for one to two days and will need to limit work and other activities for four to six weeks following your procedure.
Dr. Curcione provides all the resources you need to care for your incisions after surgery to prevent infection. He may also recommend brief walks to encourage healing using a walker or other mobility device to prevent falls. He can provide prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to keep you comfortable.
In the weeks after surgery, you can expect to start physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your knee joint. As your knee continues to heal, you should experience a significant reduction in your pain. Through regular physical therapy, the range of motion in your knee should also improve.
Dr. Curicone follows the progress of your healing through routine checkups. He then determines when it’s safe for you to return to work and your usual activities.
Learn more about the benefits of knee replacement surgery by calling the office nearest you or by booking a consultation online. You can also visit the clinic as a walk-in for a diagnostic evaluation.