How the Oxford Knee Score Can Help You Decide If a Knee Replacement is Needed

Have you been dealing with chronic knee pain for several months now?

Have you tried over-the-counter medications, exercise, and physical therapy, yet nothing seems to alleviate the pain?

If you’ve tried everything you can to lessen your knee pain on your own, you may be frustrated and wondering about your next options.

But where you go from here depends entirely on your own unique situation.

Have you already tried Cortisone injections?

While these shots won’t eliminate your knee pain problem, they can give you short term relief.

The bad news?

This relief will wear off over time since it doesn’t address the root issue causing your pain.

You may have noticed this yourself if you’ve already tried anti-inflammation shots before.

So if you’re at this point, it may be time for you to consider your next option, one that’s more permanent for relief: surgery.

 

 

Should you undergo knee replacement surgery?

Fortunately, you can get a better idea of whether surgery is right for you by taking our free quiz: Oxford Knee Score Quiz.

All you have to do is answer a few simple questions online and you’ll know if you’re a good candidate for a knee replacement in just a few minutes.

How the Oxford Knee Score Can Help You Decide

The Oxford Knee Score Quiz is a quick questionnaire you can fill out online to see if you’re a good candidate for knee replacement surgery.

We’ll ask you a few questions to get an idea of how long your knee pain has persisted, how it’s impacting your life, and what pain management options you’ve already tried in the past.

You’ll find a series of options for each question and you can choose your answers with a few clicks of your mouse.

When you’re done, you’ll receive a score ranging from 0-48.

If your score falls below a 30, you may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery. But if you score above a 30, you may not need a replacement just yet.

Pretty easy, right?

So are you curious to see what the quiz looks like before you take it?

Here’s a sneak peek:

These examples are taken straight from the quiz so you know exactly how the questions are structured and what kind of information we’re looking for.

If you’re not ready to take our quiz just yet, don’t worry.

In this article, we discuss a few other telltale signs that may help guide you in the right direction.

For example, if you answer “yes” to more than half of the following questions, you may be an ideal candidate for a total knee replacement:

  1. Has your knee pain lasted for at least 3-6 months?
  2. Did you try losing weight, but it didn’t seem to make a difference?
  3. Are you struggling to get through what should be normal, routine activities without pain?
  4. Have you given up performing daily activities or activities you used to enjoy because of your pain?

While any of these issues alone could be worth considering knee surgery, we still encourage you to take our free Oxford Knee Score Quiz for a more accurate assessment.

Your Next Steps

If you take the quiz and find out knee replacement surgery is your best option for pain relief, check out this article to learn the difference between two different surgical methods for total knee replacement.

And if you’re wondering how long a typical knee replacement lasts, this guide helps to answer that question.

No one should have to live with chronic, persistent knee pain that forces them to give up on their daily activities.

So when injectables and Cortisone shots only go so far to alleviate your discomfort — and you’ve tried everything else but the pain still persists — knee replacement surgery may be your next step.

To know for sure, take our free Oxford Knee Score Quiz now.

When a knee replacement seems like it’s on your horizon, Dr. Howell and his team will be there to answer all your questions when you’re ready.

To get in touch, visit this page or call 916-689-7370 or 209-334-8535 today.

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