Partial Knee Replacement

Also known as: Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement

If osteoarthritis is keeping you from accomplishing daily tasks, you may want to consider joint replacement surgery from Providence. We will work with you to get you back on the move and enjoying life’s essential activities without the burden of joint pain.

Partial knee replacement is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that takes damaged and diseased cartilage from the knee joint and replaces it with a prosthetic.

Many of our surgeons use innovative robotic-assisted treatment options to allow for preservation of muscles and skin around the knee, resulting in faster recovery times and minimal pain. If damage to your knee is in the late stages of osteoarthritis, we also offer total knee replacements.

Before the procedure, your doctor will take x-ray images of your knee to locate the damaged cartilage within the joint. The results will determine which compartment of the knee to replace.

During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee may be resurfaced using advanced robotic arm assistance. The technology allows for a consistently precise procedure and helps spare the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. A prosthetic implant is then secured in the joint with bone adhesive. The result is a more natural-feeling, nearly pain-free gliding surface for your knee joint.

Partial knee replacement can be performed as either an inpatient procedure or on an outpatient basis. Your orthopedic surgeon will work with you to determine the best course of action for your recovery.

Our physical therapy programs help patients learn about the exercises that will help them recover and smoothly transition back to their daily routine.

As with any procedure, some complications may arise depending on your specific health conditions. These possible complications can include infection, blood clots in the legs, dislocation or loosening of the prosthetic, and joint stiffness.