Friday, 1 June 2018

Causes And Benefits Of Partial Knee Replacement

A part of damaged knee will be replaced through a surgery is known as "Partial Knee Replacement Surgery". This surgery is carried out for the patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee. It can replace the medial part or the lateral part or the kneecap of the knee. It removes the damaged tissue or bone in the knee joint where they found arthritis. A prosthetic man-made implant will be replaced in the knee with the help of this surgery. Partial knee replacements are the usually done with smaller incisions, so there is less recovery time.

You will be given anesthesia before performing the partial knee replacement to being pain-free during the replacement.

Most of the partial knee implants are made with metal and plastic. Which means a metal implant caps the femur and the tibia. Your surgeon places a plastic spacer between those metal implants and it will be fixed. The bonecement used to fix the implants to the bone.


Advantages of Partial Knee Replacement

Various studies demonstrate that a greater part of patients who are suitable for the process have superior outcome with unicompartmental knee replacement ( Partial knee replacement).

The advantages of partial knee replacement compared to total knee replacement mentioned as:
• More rapidly healing
• Less pain after surgery
• A smaller amount of blood loss
• Smaller incisions

Many patients claim that partial knee replacement feels more natural than the total knee replacement since the bone, cartilage, and ligaments in the healthy parts of the knee are being kept.


Disadvantages of Partial Knee Replacement.

The disadvantages of partial knee replacement are mentioned below:

• A total knee replacement might be needed in the future if arthritis develops in the other
parts of the knee.

Evaluation of Patient

A careful assessment with an orthopedic doctor will decide whether you have to undergo the partial knee replacement. If you want to undergo partial knee replacement, your arthritis has to be limited to one section of your knee.


Partial knee replacement might not be suitable in:

• Inflammatory arthritis
• Significant knee stiffness
• Ligament damage

Modern unicompartmental knee replacements have established outstanding medium- and longterm results in younger and older patients by proper patient selection. 

The best treatment for partial knee replacement in Chennai is provided by Mahi Joint Replacement & Orthopaedic Clinic. Mahi clinic is headed by Dr. Vijay Kumar sohanlal and he is known for the best unicompartmental knee surgery in Chennai.
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