Would you replace all four tyres for only one deflated tyre? Then why do that to your knee? In Osteoarthritis most of the wear and tear happens on the inner side of the Knee and with a Partial Knee Replacement, you can save the other compartments of your knee along with the ligaments and the lateral shock absorber.
A Partial Knee Replacement is also known as a unicompartmental arthroplasty. If you have severe pain in either the medial (inner) or lateral (outer) part of the knee, are suffering from significant pain and limited mobility due to osteoarthritis then you are the perfect candidate for a Partial Knee Replacement Surgery.
Whether young or old, big or small, physically fit or not, as long as the conditions are right, you shouldn’t hesitate to opt for this surgery.
Let’s have a look at the amazing benefits of undergoing a Partial Knee Replacement Surgery:
A Less Invasive Surgery: Since only one compartment of the knee is being replaced, the Partial Knee Replacement surgical procedure is less extensive.
Smaller Incision: As compared to a Total Knee Replacement Surgery, here the surgeon uses a smaller incision which means less soft tissue dissection and less loss of blood.
Lower Probability of Early Complications: Partial Knee Replacement Surgery has always been associated with less pain and the risk of early complications like blood clot, surgical area infection, need for transfusion during the time of surgery are also low.
Reduced Hospital Stay: Yes! Most patients go home the very next day after surgery. After surgery, you will be encouraged to do things on your own. This includes going to the bathroom or a brisk walk in the corridor.
Short Recovery Time: Follow all the rehabilitation tips and exercises after Partial Knee Replacement Surgery given by orthopaedician/ physiotherapist and you will find your recovery process to be a smooth one.
A Healthy Future: You can expect your Partial Knee Replacement repair to last at least for a good ten years.