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What should I expect after a partial knee replacement?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Relief from pain

A partial knee replacement involves a resurfacing of one of three parts of the knee (medial, lateral , or patella-femoral compartments).
There may be some lateral knee numbness after surgery. Recovery is quicker than a total knee replacement; usually @6 weeks. After surgery you need to take an antibiotic before any dental or GI procedures and avoid high impact activities.

In brief: Relief from pain

A partial knee replacement involves a resurfacing of one of three parts of the knee (medial, lateral , or patella-femoral compartments).
There may be some lateral knee numbness after surgery. Recovery is quicker than a total knee replacement; usually @6 weeks. After surgery you need to take an antibiotic before any dental or GI procedures and avoid high impact activities.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Less pain more activ

I have performed over 500 robotic arm assisted partial knee replacements using the makoplasty system and have found patients are much happier, have less pain, faster recoveries, and better motion feeling like its their own knee.
My patients all go home the same day. The incisions spare the muscle and are about 2-3 inches. Within 3-4 weeks patients return to most low impact activities.

In brief: Less pain more activ

I have performed over 500 robotic arm assisted partial knee replacements using the makoplasty system and have found patients are much happier, have less pain, faster recoveries, and better motion feeling like its their own knee.
My patients all go home the same day. The incisions spare the muscle and are about 2-3 inches. Within 3-4 weeks patients return to most low impact activities.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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.
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