Mon, 14 Nov 2011
The goal of a knee replacement is to reduce pain and return the knee its normal functionality. When only one side of the knee cartilage (lateral or medial) is damaged, the patient may be a candidate for Unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement. With this procedure, only the damaged cartilage is removed and replaced with the metal and plastic partial knee prosthesis. The healthy cartilage and bone is left intact. The advantages of having a partial knee versus a total knee replacement is the shortened recovery time, usually there is less pain during recovery and less loss of blood due to reduced surgical time required.
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