Partial Knee Replacement

If you are considering knee surgery, the following partial knee replacement information will help you understand your alternatives. Knee pain from arthritis can be particularly debilitating because we use our knees in almost all of our daily activities. If you are experiencing severe knee pain that interferes with your normal functioning, your doctor may recommend a partial knee replacement, also known as uni-compartmental knee replacement.

This procedure is a less invasive option than total knee replacement and may give relief to people suffering from arthritis of the knee or a knee injury. Partial knee replacement surgery replaces only the damaged area of your knee joint, may require just one day of hospitalization and results in significantly less recovery time when compared with total knee replacement surgery.

The knee implant can be divided into three compartments: the medial compartment, the lateral compartment and the patello-femoral compartment.

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