For some patients, a partial knee replacement might be the best option. Approximately 30 percent of people who need a knee replacement are great candidates for a partial knee replacement, which is less invasive and often times more successful than a total joint replacement.
Partial knee replacements are a wonderful option for more active patients who may be too young or too active for a full knee replacement.
Our physicians perform Medial Compartment (inside portion of the knee) and Patellofemoral (kneecap and the groove it sits in) Partial Replacement surgery. Partial knee replacements are a wonderful option for more active patients who may be too young or too active for a full knee replacement.
Large group studies have shown that partial replacement patients are more satisfied and have a higher level of function than total replacement patients. It’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for this type of surgery.