Nearly 26 million adults in the United States have osteoarthritis, the oldest and most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a condition that involves the breakdown of joint cartilage.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but it occurs most often in knees, hips, fingers and shoulders. It rarely affects other joints, except as a result of a previous injury to the joint or unusual stress on the joint.
“When arthritis affects only one side of the knee joint, other parts may still be healthy. Partial knee replacement replaces only the affected side of the knee, and is therefore much less invasive than a total knee replacement,” explains Daniel Weber, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Ingalls Advanced Orthopedic Institute who specializes in joint replacements, revisions and sports-related joint injuries. “Active patients may benefit from a partial knee replacement which spares healthy bone and ligaments, enabling patients to recover faster and retain more natural feeling and stability.”
If knee pain is slowing you down, find out how you can get moving again. Dr. Weber will host a free “Partial Knee Replacement” seminar at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, at his office in Tinley Park. Learn about the causes and treatment of knee pain, including the benefits of advanced surgical options, which can help improve your quality of life.Dr. Weber’s office is located at 6850 W. Centennial Drive, one block west of Oak Park Avenue and behind Menards, in Tinley Park. Seating is limited for the free seminar. Please call 1.800.221.2199.