It is highly likely that you or someone you know has thought about or had a knee replacement. It is also highly likely that there was some hesitation around having the procedure done. After all, the procedure is on a part of your body that you rely on daily. There’s the daunting idea of recovery, too, and how long that might take. You’ll encounter questions such as:
- Is a knee replacement right for me?
- How will I know if my knee replacement is effective?
- How can I maximize my recovery?
- Will I regain the mobility I once had?
Rather than let these questions and concerns paralyze you, you can now turn to Persona IQ®, The Smart Knee®. It is a medical technology that can give the chance for exceptional results, and it is now available at Henry Community Health.
How do I know if I need a knee replacement?
You must seek a professional medical diagnosis in order to know if you need a knee replacement. If you are struggling with intense knee pain, you’ll want to ask your primary care provider for a referral to an orthopedic specialist. An orthopedic surgeon can accurately diagnose and treat your knee. They will also most likely have access to a comprehensive team of additional providers who specialize in other areas of the body and other services such as physical therapy. You’ll work with your provider and team to rule out any other sources of the pain and explore noninvasive treatments first before resorting to surgery. However, a knee replacement can often give you the best chance at regaining mobility and improving your quality of life.
Why Persona IQ®, The Smart Knee®?
When it comes to a knee replacement, Persona IQ® veers away from a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, they offer multiple designs for their technology so that your orthopedic surgeon can select the size and shape most suited for your bone’s anatomy. This can help ensure a tight fit that will lead to better mobility and comfort. Persona IQ took its customization a step further by creating The Smart Knee®. This latest technology includes the benefits of the specialized fit along with the power of smart technology. Data about your knee replacement will be collected and shared with an app that can be viewed by you and your team to track and analyze your recovery and overall progress.
What can Persona IQ®, The Smart Knee® do that a typical knee replacement can’t?
While both an average knee replacement and The Smart Knee achieve the same end goal in many ways, The Smart Knee has some distinct advantages. The Smart Knee:
- Collects data related to your activity throughout the day
- Uses a Home Base Station to transmit your data to the mymobility® app
- Displays data for you and your medical team about your range of motion, walking distances, stride length, walking speed, step count, and cadence
- Allows your team to provide helpful reminders and customized help during your recovery period
- Provides a secure online portal for housing your data so it stays between you and your provider
In essence, it can give your provider an inside look at your knee replacement even after the surgery is complete and the stitches are in place. This supplies valuable insights that can be used to tailor your ongoing treatment plan.
Will I have to travel to a specialist to have this procedure done?
Persona IQ®, The Smart Knee® does require a trained professional to perform the surgery. Luckily, if you’re a resident of Henry County in Indiana or surrounding areas, then you already have easy access to one such specialist: Dr. Kyle Siewert. In fact, he performed the first Persona IQ®, The Smart Knee® procedure. You can hear from him directly about the power of this advanced technology and the results it provides.
If you would like additional information about this procedure or other orthopedic services available at Henry Community Health, then call on the experts at the Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. You’ll not only find Dr. Siewert but also an experienced and highly-trained team of orthopedic specialists to guide you. Call today: 765-521-7385.