MINIMALLY INVASIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY: PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
A renowned expert in the field of joint replacement, NJ orthopedist Robert A. Kayal, MD conducted the first-ever minimally invasive partial knee replacement at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and at Patient Care Associates, LLC in Englewood, NJ. While most orthopedic surgeons perform only 20 to 25 joint replacements each year, Dr. Kayal routinely performs over 200 annual joint replacements. In addition to providing state-of-the-art partial knee replacement, Dr. Kayal introduced “outpatient joint replacement surgery” to New Jersey and the surrounding area.
What is Partial Knee Replacement?
Also called “unicompartmental knee arthroplasty,” partial knee replacement is sometimes recommended as a treatment for severe osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Instead of a conventional, large incision, the procedure utilizes a smaller, less invasive incision. In addition, partial knee replacement allows for faster recovery than total knee replacement, since surgeons retain undamaged parts of the knee and restore only the damaged portion. After removing impaired cartilage, the affected area—or “compartment”—is replaced with an appropriate implant material.
Benefits of Partial Knee Replacement
Kayal Orthopaedic Center partial knee replacement patients enjoy an expedited rehabilitation and return to activity, along with a variety of other benefits:
- Reduced postoperative discomfort
- Faster healing and less scar tissue
- No cutting of tendons or muscle
- Same-day return from hospital
- Renewed stability and pain-free movement
To schedule your partial knee replacement consultation or learn more about treatment for osteoarthritis and other debilitating knee conditions, contact our New Jersey knee surgeons today. Kayal Orthopaedic Center has convenient office locations in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes, and our board-certified surgical team has performed knee replacement surgery for satisfied patients from Passaic County, Hudson County, Essex County, and Bergen County.