Partial and Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
Don’t Let Knee Pain Slow You Down
For patients with a diseased or damaged knee who have found no pain relief from conservative treatments, knee replacement surgery is an option to discuss with your orthopaedic specialist. Kayal Orthopaedic Center is proud to offer various types of knee replacements, which allows our patients and their surgeon to choose the best approach based on their individual needs and characteristics.
The most common type of unicompartmental knee replacement is patellofemoral knee replacement. This surgery replaces the knee compartment between the kneecap (patella) and the lower leg bone (tibia). Partial, or unicompartmental, knee replacement surgery replaces only the damaged part of the knee: the medial, lateral or patellofemoral compartment. This better preserves range of motion and knee function, because it retains the healthy cartilage and bone in the knee. Surgeons substitute the damaged tissue with a long-lasting, synthetic material.
At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to perform these procedures. This means they use only a 3- to 4-inch incision, as opposed to the typical 8- to 12-inch incision often required for total knee replacement surgery.