What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

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.
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.
Knee Replacement. Please see my article about partial knee replacements http://www.Orthonc.Com/articles/july-august-september-2010.Html.

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What all happens during a partial knee replacement?

Only parts of the kn. In partial replacements usually the medial or the lateral tibiofemoral joint is replaced; the indications for this are limited. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is it like going through a partial knee replacement?

Everyone's different. A partial knee replacement involves surgically replacing damaged cartilage within just the inner or outer half of the knee joint. Although still an invasive surgery, a partial or "uni-knee" can be performed with less surgical trauma and therefore a quicker recovery than a total knee replacement. Surgery time about one hour; recovery typically about 6-8 weeks, with physical therapy. Read more...
Quick recovery. The procedure usually takes about 1 hour and patients often stay one night in the hospital. Patients need crutches and pain meds for 1-2 weeks. Many patients return to work after 2 weeks. Low impact exercises such as stationary bike are started at 2 weeks. People typically are sore from weeks 2-6 but feel as good or better than preop. Patients often return to golf and tennis at 6-12 weeks. Read more...

Has anyone ever had a partial knee replacement in singapore?

Why? Im not sure why one would go to singapore to have such a procedure done? I would have it done in the states if it is indicated you certainly don't want to have a partial replacement done and then find out that it wasnt sufficient for your problem and then need to undergo a total knee replacement. Read more...
Yes. I just performed the first partial knee replacements in hong kong, bangkok, and singapore using the mako surgical robotic system. Dr. Wilson wang md at nuh hospital in singapore is trained on the makoplasty robotic arm assisted partial knee replacement system the most consistently reproducible partial knee system available. Precision is within 1mm and 1 degreee. See www.Robotickneemd.Com. Read more...

What to if I am having a partial knee replacement, what to expect?

Good outcome. If it is done the wright way for the wright diagnosis. Read more...
Steady recovery. Partial knee replacements are similar to total knee replacements with some differences. The patient will often spend some time in the hospital to recover although some patients can have it done as an outpatient. There is pain, but it can be managed with pain medicines. There is stiffness, but it will respond to pt. Your recovery will be gradual over at least 6 weeks but it can take 3-6 months. Read more...
Pain relief, happy. When done well it is a wonderful way to relieve the pain of knee arthritis or avn, and restore function. The procedure resurfaces the worn cartilage surfaces with metal and polyethylene plastic so that a low friction articulation is returned that relieves pain and allows for smooth motion. Proper implant placement is critical for long term success and robotics makes it precise & reproducible. Read more...
6-12 week recovery. The knee will recover its function within 6-12 wks. It will continue to improve for 6 months or more. You may have pain and difficulty sleeping at night for 4-6 weeks, followed by a gradual return of energy and function. Most patients return to full activity by 3 months after surgery. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
Minimal. Partial knee replacement done well should be mild to moderately painful for about a week. By two weeks it should be tapering off. The pain is far less than total knee replacement if done well and with minimal incisions. Post op therapy is very minimal for partial knee replacements. The key to success is precision installation. Look into robotic installation which can be done minimally invasive. Read more...