Partial Knee Replacement
Dr. Yuvraj Kumar is a top Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon in Faridabad, Delhi NCR with years of experience in the industry. He specializes in joint replacement surgeries and is known to deliver great results for patients. You can contact him for partial knee replacement and take steps towards improving the quality of life and enhancing mobility.
Partial knee replacement is a surgery that is done to replace only one part of a damaged knee. It’s considered a treatment for severe arthritis of the knee and is very effective in replacing the damaged cartilage of the knee.
On the other hand, total knee replacement (TKR)has traditionally been for patients with advanced arthritis of the joint where all of the cartilage is removed from the knee joint and then an implant is inserted. Unlike TKR, partial knee replacement is a type of minimally invasive surgery and uses a smaller incision and delivers a speedier recovery.
This procedure is fit for patients who look to get removed only the damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and let healthy parts stay as it is for use. Apart from quicker recovery, partial knee replacement also causes less pain after surgery and causes fewer blood clots than total knee replacement.
Similarly, partial knee replacement is recommended to only those patients who are not heavy labourers or athletes, are older than 55 years, are not overweight and have their ligament (ACL) intact. And yes, failure rates can be high when this surgery is done on a patient who does not meet the criteria.
A full knee replacement rather than a partial knee replacement is the better option for people who are overweight, have advanced arthritis, carry associated knee ligament damage and whose knee joints are not properly aligned. Partial Knee replacement surgeon in Faridabad will advise better on the type of surgery fit for your knee conditions.
Partial knee replacement is done to remove damaged tissue and bone in the knee joint as it is recommended in cases where arthritis affects only part of the knee. The procedure will help replace the damaged areas with a man-made implant and after that, the rest of the knee is preserved.
Before surgery, the patient will be administered with anaesthesia (either general anaesthesia or region anaesthesia) to block pain. Medicines may also be given to make patients feel relaxed and sleepy during the procedure.
The surgery will start with a cut over the knee (about 3 to 5 inches long)and then will remove the damaged bone and tissue. The Partial Knee replacement surgeon in Faridabad, Delhi NCR will then place into the knee a part made from metal and plastic. The part will be attached with bone cement and in the end, stitches are done to close the wound.