Sometimes... Less is More... Specially In KneeSurgery
If arthritis pain is slowing you down, you might be thinking that Total Knee Replacement is your only option But here's good news. PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT may be all you need With TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT the entire bone surface from femur and tibia has to be removed sacrificing parts and ligaments which are not even diseased! But with Partial knee Replacement you can keep Upto 75% of your healthy knee for Faster and Less Painful Recovery, More Natural Motion and Unrestricted Activity after Surgery. Some Frequently Asked Question about Partial Knee Replacement
Q. What is Partial Knee Replacement, and how is it different from Total Knee Replacement?
A.In Total Knee Replacement surgery, the damaged surfaces of all three bones are resurfaced with metal and plastic implants. The surface of the upper bone is replaced with a rounded metal component that comes very close to matching the curve of your natural bone. The surface of the lower bone is replaced with a flat metal component and a slab of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene plastic to serve as the cartilage.
Partial knee Replacement is an option for patients who do not require Total Knee Replacement Because some of the joint surfaces are still healthy. In partial Knee Replacement surgery, the surgeon removes only the diseased portion of the knee before placing the implant, leaving the healthy portion untouched. This means that the surfaced are replaced on only one side of the joint, that is, only one of the rounded projections is replaced beneath it.
Q. What is the difference between the MIS procedure and the standard procedure?
A. the MIS procedure involves removing only the diseased portion of the knee, though an incision that is one-third to one-fourth the size of a traditional knee replacement incision. Rehabilitation time after the MIS procedure is estimated at three to five weeks. Traditional Total knee Replacement surgery involves rehabilitation time of about 12 weeks. Most total knee replacement is performed on patients 65 years of age and older; whereas the majority of patients receiving the MIS procedure for the Uni Knee may be much younger.
Q. How do I know if I am candidate for the MIS procedure and Uni Knee Replacement?
A. An ideal candidate is someone who has osteoarthritis of the knee that is isolated to only one condyle (or compartment) of the knee. Candidates also may include people who are not responding to other forms of treatment such as medication, arthroscopy etc. The Urn Knee Replacement is not performed on individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
A successful Uni knee Replacement may delay, and in some case,
Prevent a more extensive Knee Replacement