There are approximately 70,000 partial knee replacement procedures done in the U.S. each year. The Bone and Joint Institute has become a leader in a variety of orthopedic procedures in the St. Louis, MO area, including the latest cutting edge partial knee resurfacing techniques and procedures.
Partial knee replacement is a procedure for relieving arthritis in one compartment of the knee. With partial knee resurfacing, only the damaged surface of the knee joint is replaced, helping to minimize trauma to healthy bone and tissue. The surgeon removes only damaged bone in the affected knee and fits the implant to that bone.
Since most of the knee joint is unaffected and the basic knee structure remains intact, post-operative pain may be reduced and the recovery period may be shorter than total knee replacement.You Don’t Have to Live with Severe Joint Pain
Risk factors relating to your anatomy, weight, prior joint surgeries and your personal health should also be addressed with your doctor.