What is Unicondylar Knee Replacement?
Unicondylar knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgery in which only the damaged compartment of the knee is replaced with an implant. During a unicondylar knee replacement, only the injured section of the knee cartilage is replaced with a prosthesis, as compared to a total knee replacement that addresses the entire knee joint.
Candidate for Surgery
If your osteoarthritis has raised at an advanced level and nonsurgical treatment options are no longer reducing your symptoms then knee specialist doctor may recommend the knee replacement surgery.
For the unicompartmental knee replacement, patient arthritis needs to limited to one compartment of the knee. However, if the patient not eligible for this procedure in case of following characteristics:
- Ligament hurt
- Significant knee stiffness
- Inflammatory arthritis
Nowadays Unicondylar knee replacements have shown outstanding effects in both older and young patients.
Unicondylar Knee Replacement Advantages
- Better-preserved range of motion as compared to total knee replacement.
- Preserves healthy tissue and bone in the knee, promoting better knee function.
- However, Reduced blood loss during surgery.
- Faster recovery due to the less-invasive nature of the surgery.
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