Does having a cortisone injection contain steroids? What is usually done for a medial partial knee replacement? Recovery time?

Yes. Yes a cortisone shot is the injection of a type of steroid into the area intended (the knee for example). A medial partial knee replacement, as the name implies, involve replacing just the medial compartment of the knee as opposed to a total knee replacement which involves replacing all three compartments. Partial knee replacements as usually outpatient or overnight stay, 4-6 week recovery.

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I'm a first time traumatic patellar dislocator with severe cartilage damage under the patellar. Am I eligible for partial knee replacement at 21?

I do not believe so. I do not believe you are a candidate for the following reasons. 1- age, very young. 2-i do not know how sever those changes are, usually when you have dislocation of the patella you have small piece of the articular cartilage come out. Did you have arthroscopy to see the damages? Let me know? Read more...
Maybe. If you have severe symptoms and the rest of your knee is in good condition, you are a candidate for a patellofemoral replacement. You should seek a surgeon who has done a large number and can share his or her results. Read more...