You can keep up to 75% of your healthy knee.
In Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (also called "partial" knee replacement) only a portion of the knee is Resurfaced.
This procedure is an alternative to Total Knee Replacement for patients whose disease is limited to just one area of the knee.
Would you replace all 4 tyres for one deflated tyre?
Why do that with your knee?
Ask your doctor about PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT.
With Total Knee Replacement, more of the knee is Removed and Replaced.
Your surgeon removes sections of bone that have been eroded or damaged, usually by a degenerative condition called Osteoarthritis.
The surgeon replaces what has been removed with medical-grade, non-organic components.
The Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments are removed in a Total Knee Replacement.
The Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments are retained in a Partial Knee Replacement.
Advantages of Partial Knee Replacement over Total Knee Replacement