Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Performed in Louisville, KY
Chronic knee pain can interfere with your mobility and put a severe damper on your quality of life. But it doesn’t have to. The renowned team at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, may have the solution you need. Our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons are skilled and experienced in performing the latest minimally invasive techniques in partial knee replacement surgery. We help many athletes and other active individuals find meaningful relief from their knee pain and get back into the game of life.
What Is Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?
A highly successful modern orthopedic procedure, a partial knee replacement involves replacing one of the three knee joint compartments—the medial (inside), lateral (outside), or patella-femoral (kneecap) compartment—with a custom prosthesis while leaving the internal ligaments (ACL and PCL) intact. Most commonly, the medial knee compartment is replaced.
A partial knee replacement is performed through small incisions to minimize any damage to the surrounding muscles and other soft tissues. Often performed in an outpatient setting, the procedure is typically followed by four to six weeks of physical therapy to promote healing and recovery.
Are You a Candidate?
A minimally invasive partial knee replacement may be a good option for you if you have severe osteoarthritis in a single knee compartment and you have not found sufficient symptom relief with conservative therapies, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical creams, and corticosteroid injections. On the other hand, if your knee damage extends beyond one joint compartment, a total knee replacement may be a better option for you.
If you would like to learn more about minimally invasive partial knee replacement surgery, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today. We are proud to provide world-class orthopedic treatment at our state-of-the-art location in Louisville, KY.