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.
How long will my partial implant last?
Today’s partial knee replacements are far more successful than they were in the past. They used to be seen as a temporary measure before a total knee replacement. While that can still be the case, when done correctly and in the right patients, a partial replacement can last for 20+ years.
Are there activity limitations after a partial knee replacement?
The answer to this question depends on the patient. In most cases, we recommend opting for low-impact sports and exercises after partial knee replacement. For example, we may suggest biking, walking and swimming, as opposed to jogging, to prevent excess wear on your joint.