Knee osteoarthritis, or wear and tear, can be severely limiting. The initial symptoms, some pain in the knee and difficulty moving it, are usually mild. In cases of serious wear and tear of the knee, though, even normal daily activities become a burden. CortoClinics can help you with a treatment that fits in with your plans for the future. We provide you with honest advice on the wear and tear in your knee, and you determine the course of action.
Day and Evening Clinic
All you need is a referral from your physician to seek treatment at CortoClinics for knee osteoarthritis. We have a day and evening clinic to make it as convenient as possible for you to visit. And we look forward to helping you regain full mobility.
Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis
Our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nanne Kort, will identify your complaints and perform an examination. He will discuss the treatment options for a worn-out knee joint with you. Joint degeneration can sometimes be treated conservatively, such as with medication and physical therapy. It could also be that a knee replacement is the right step for you. What are your expectations? What do you want to be able to do again? There is no predetermined treatment plan. We are guided by your needs and desires and plans for the future.
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When you have a health insurance contract with a non-Dutch health insurer you can be treated for your hip- or knee arthroses in CortoClinics. For detailed information how to address the insurance and reimbursement we recommend you to get in touch, in advance, with our Chief Operations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It takes about an hour to place the prosthetic joint. You then spend the night at the CortoClinics clinic, before immediately returning home the next morning.
Knee replacement surgery requires considerable rehabilitation. Most of your recovery occurs in the first 6 weeks to 3 months after surgery. That is not to say that the final result is achieved by that point. Some people require up to a year to achieve the final result and feel fully recovered.
The Mako robotic arm helps the orthopedic surgeon accurately position the knee implant, producing results with a margin of error of less than a millimeter. The robotic arm has another important advantage: implant components can be placed using minimally invasive surgery.
With this technique, the incision needed is smaller than with traditional knee replacement surgery. Equally important, there is less damage to the surrounding soft tissue, such as tendons and muscles. That means you recover faster.
"I'm already looking forward to the operation of my other knee!"
"My high expectations have been exceeded!"