Knee Unicompartmental Replacement
Knee Arthroplasty, otherwise known as Total Knee Replacement, is a surgical procedure that replaces an arthritic knee joint with an artificial joint. The aim is to take away pain, restore function and preserve anatomy for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee.
But for patients with osteoarthritis that is limited to just one part of the knee there is the option for a Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (also known as a partial knee replacement).
In a Unicompartmental Knee Replacement only a part of the knee joint is replaced. This is done through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement.
Please find information below on the Unicompartmental Knee Replacement surgical procedure, what to expect before and during surgery as well as post surgery recovery information.