Partial knee replacement has been a treatment option for decades with a long track record of success. Now, with minimally invasive techniques using robotics, partial knee replacement is providing abundant benefits for patients keeping them on the move.
The knee joint has three compartments - a medial compartment on the inner aspect of the knee, a front compartment (under the kneecap), and a lateral compartment on the outer side of the knee.
In many patients, arthritis may affect only one of these compartments, rather than the whole knee. When this is the case, a partial knee replacement can treat the affected area while preserving the remaining ligaments and structure of the knee.
There are several benefits to partial knee replacement including:
- Less cutting of bone and soft tissues
- Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are left intact
- Gives a more natural range of motion of the joint
- Faster recovery time
With the advancement of technology in the field of joint replacement, robotics has provided additional benefits for both patients and surgeons alike. The benefits of robotic knee surgery include:
- High precision surgery
- Minimal surgical trauma
- Improved safety
- Faster recovery
- Longer lasting implant
When you compound the benefits of partial knee replacement with the benefits of robotics in surgery, you can easily see the value for patients who are candidates for this procedure. But, the benefits continue well beyond the day of surgery. Improved mobility and relief of pain as an outcome of surgery can help you return to the joy of everyday activities and regular exercise leading to improved overall health.
If you are suffering from knee pain that has not responded to conservative treatments, then make an appointment to have your knee evaluated and find out if partial knee replacement using robotics is right for you. The benefits are abundant.
Dr. Frisch is a specialist orthopedic surgeon focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement as well as complex primary and revision surgery. He believes in creating a very personalized experience with the highest level of service. Visit one of our offices located in Rochester, River District, or Tawas City, MI.