Why undergo a total knee replacement when partial or unicompartmental knee replacement may be more suitable for you? More than 25% of patients with severe knee arthritis may be appropriate candidates for this type of surgery. Here, only the worn out part of the knee is re-surfaced unlike in a total knee where even the normal part of the knee is sacrificed. The partial knee replacement feels much more like a natural knee. What’s more, the life of a partial knee replacement is just a long as that of a total knee replacement. On average, there is a 95% chance of 10-year survival and an 80% chance of it lasting 20 years. Ask your surgeon if your knee is suitable for this type of surgery. Dr. Udai Prakash has been doing partial knee replacement surgery for over 12 years and has had excellent long-term results.

ADVANTAGES:

  • Faster rehabilitation and quicker recovery
  • Better function
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Preservation of normal walking pattern
  • Preservation of bone and ligaments
  • Smaller incision
  • Less post-operative pain leading to shorter hospital stay