Some of the patients suffering from abnormal changes of the knee, the changes damage only one section of the knee, in the inner or outer part. In these patients, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz can perform partial knee replacement surgery.
Partial knee replacement surgery restores much of the patient’s original knee and involves a smaller trauma, than replacing the entire knee joint. The entire recovery and rehabilitation process is easier, with better chances of success and adjustment.
Who is eligible for partial knee replacement surgery?
The criteria for partial knee replacement are:
- The patella is almost intact
- The leg is fairly normal
- The range of motion in the knee is almost full
- The ligaments and tendons in the knee are not damaged
- The patient does not suffer from significant overweight
These patients suffer from considerable pain and dysfunction due to degenerative changes that appear only on one side of the knee and require surgical intervention.
On the other hand, patients with severe knee erosion, inflammatory joint disease, significant knee restriction, torn knee ligaments, or significant overweight are not suitable for this surgery.