Partial Knee Replacement
If you experience severe arthritis pain on just one side of your knee, you may benefit from a partial knee replacement procedure that exchanges your damaged cartilage and bone for a prosthesis. When you get this traditional or minimally invasive surgery at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, you’ll recover more quickly and feel less postoperative pain than you would after receiving a total knee replacement. And because our talented surgeons preserve as much of your healthy knee as possible, your new joint will feel more natural.
Is a Partial Knee Replacement Right for Me?
You may be a candidate for partial knee replacement if:
- Knee pain prevents you from completing daily activities
- Conservative treatments, such as knee therapy and rehabilitation and pain management haven’t eased your discomfort long-term
- Arthritis affects only part of your knee
- Your knee ligaments are stable
- You can bend your knee nearly as far as most people
- Your lifestyle is mostly sedentary
Preparing for Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Improve your surgical outcome by fully preparing for your procedure. Ask your physician about joining our free Joint Effort class, where you’ll find education, peer support and personalized guidance from medical professionals. You and a loved one will:
- Get answers to your questions
- See where your surgery will take place
- Meet your partial knee replacement team, including nurses and physical therapists
As the day of your operation approaches, prepare for your visit to our facility by learning helpful information, such as what to pack for your stay and how early to arrive before your operation.
Speeding Your Recovery
You can start putting weight on your knee right after surgery, and you’ll likely return home in one to three days. During the following months, knee therapy and rehabilitation will help you regain strength and flexibility in your leg. As you recover, you’ll feel less pain and walk more easily than you did before surgery.
Knee Revisioning Maintains Benefit of Joint Replacement
Our advanced surgical techniques and equipment mean your new knee will last up to two decades. But your artificial joint may need to be replaced if:
- You outlive the implant
- You often engage in high-impact athletic activities that wear down the joint
- The implant loosens or changes position
- You experience a knee infection
If you notice pain, swelling or stiffness after your recovery from knee replacement surgery, talk to your surgeon at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. You may benefit from knee revisioning, or a replacement of your artificial joint.