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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Surfaces restored: When one side of your knee joints cartilage wears down , you can resurface the end of the bone with a femoral implant made of cobalt chrome and a tibial component made of titanium and polyethylene. These implants are secured to the bone with a special cement. Precision installation is the key to long term success. Robotics has made this a reproducibly excellent joint retoring procedure.
Dr. Andrew Pearle
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Partial Knee: With partial knee replacement, only one of the three knee compartments is replaced (or resurfaced). I have a good comparison of issues with partial versus total knee replacement on my website at the following link: http://www.andrewpearle.com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing.html

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What should I expect after a partial knee replacement?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Normal function: A normally functioning knee with good pain relief that should last 10-20 years 80% of the time. Swelling for first few weeks, with some stiffness. Gentle range of motion and rest initially, with advancing activities as swelling resolves.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
When properly installed with a well placed tibial component, a well balanced installation, and central tracking of the femoral on the tibial component, partial knees have show 90% success rates at twenty years. Robotic Arm assisted partial knee replacement installations using the Makoplasty system can guarantee more accurate installations than when done with manual tools. The accuracy is within 1mm and one degree with full range of motion ligament balancing and central tracking of the implants.
Aug 14, 2012
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hopefully quick: Partial knee replacements tend to progress at a much faster rate than a total. Often times, within one-two weeks, you should be getting around quite well without much pain.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: partial knee replacement?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Partial knee : Replacing one of the 3 compartments in the knee...Medial, lateral or patellofemoral.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I am having a partial knee replacement, what pain and suffering to expect?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Knee replacement : The issue is not the pain ( that will go away ). The issue is your rehab, rehab is all on you. No pain no gain. The harder you work at it the better the outcome. Got to do it on your own (therapist are there to tell you what to do, you have to do it by yourself over & over& over at home many times a day by yourself. Allow a full year to get accustom to the new knee good luck.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
1-2 months: Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months.

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