Everything About Partial Knee Replacement and Its Difference

As we age, our body’s metabolic rhythm changes, and our bones weaken over time. Lifestyle and lack of physical activity lead to increased weight and other health ailments. This can lead to weakened or damaged knees due to continuous pressure on the kneecap.  

One of the diseases that we are likely to get if not taken care of, is osteoarthritis. Partial knee replacement, also known as “knee arthroplasty”, is a surgical procedure performed for patients who have osteoarthritis.

 

What is Osteoarthritis? 

Osteoarthritis abbreviated (OA), is a joint disease. It is a disease that develops over time and increases as we age. 

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

  • Swelling of joints
  • Movement restriction
  • Extreme joint pains
  • Numbness of arms and legs
  • History of arthritis

Dr. Tanveer Singh Bhutani has been an expert in the field of knee replacement procedures for several years.

At Eva Hospital, Dr. Bhutani and his team diagnose the severity and offer the best option available for patients, for partial or total knee replacement. 

As an orthopedic specialist hospital, Eva prides itself in using the latest technology and has had significant success in partial and total knee replacement surgeries. 

 

Partial Knee Replacement

This is a surgical procedure and takes place only after diagnosis and thorough consultation. This surgical method applies to only a part of the knee that is damaged and is replaced with artificial implants or prosthetics. 

It takes less time to recover from a partial knee replacement. Patients are generally advised to take rest and make dietary changes.

However, some patients may require additional help while walking until they recover to regain their strength. Partial knee replacement differs from total knee replacement in the following ways: 

  • Smaller surgical incision
  • Treats only the damaged part and keeps the rest of the knee intact
  • It makes the knees functional in less time. 
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Used for general patients who need only a section of their knee repaired 
  • Total knee replacement is only for those patients who have two or more damages in the knee compartments. 

Patients usually prefer partial knee replacement if nonsurgical treatments no longer work for them. Persistent pain and problems in mobility are also reasons for surgical treatment. 

Eva hospital under the expert guidance of Dr, Bhutani has been helping patients in Punjab for several years. The entire procedure is safe and effective for quick recovery.

There are a lot of benefits of partial knee replacement including: 

  • Alleviation of knee pain.
  • Increased mobility over time. 
  • Sustainable and durable for a longer period. 
  • Aids in repairing deformed knees. 
  • Successfully performed for all age groups. 

Also read: Why Knee Pain Can Signal Other Health Problems?

At Eva, each patient is diagnosed on a case-by-case basis. X-rays, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and blood tests may be required as per the condition of the patient.

A detailed consultation regarding pre and post-surgery information including any complications that may occur is offered during the examination.

Partial Knee Replacement may sound like a complicated and exhausting process, but with the right doctors, it can be smooth and easy.