A partial knee replacement is designed to replace arthritic bone in one or two compartments of the knee. It’s a smaller surgery compared to total knee replacement, and results in less pain and a quicker recovery period.
The Importance of Bone-sparing Techniques
During partial knee replacement, it’s important that your surgeon preserves as much healthy bone as possible for two reasons:
- The preservation of healthy bone results in a joint that feels and functions naturally.
- While the results of this procedure can last for many years, some patients require a total knee replacement in time. Conserving healthy bone is critical to ensuring a successful future procedure.