Partial knee replacement
Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan is an expert in the field of joint replacement surgery and introduced to India computer navigation and robot-assisted surgery. This navigation technologies are exact and can work using minimally invasive techniques. Naturally, patients at Germanten Hospital of Hyderabad are able to recover quickly and resume their regular activity.
Dr. Jawad Khan, a veteran of two decades in the field of orthopedic surgery, has been at the forefront of introducing the latest medical technology in India.
What is partial knee surgery?
If you were advised to have knee surgery because of arthrosis, it is likely that you can solve your problem with a partial knee replacement. This type of intervention differs from traditional operations in that it is less invasive in terms of articulation and reduced recovery times. Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan has specialization in precisely this surgical approach.
Osteoarthritis is the premature wear of the articular surfaces and brings severe damage to the cartilage of the knee. When conservative treatments and therapies are no longer sufficient, there is the possibility of surgically intervening with the joint replacement. In this case, the replacement can be total or partial, depending on the extent of joint damage. In the primary stages of osteoarthritis is possible that only one side of the knee is damaged. This is usually the inner side of the knee, but, although it is less common, arthritis can also affect the outer side of the knee.
Partial replacement of the knee is a surgical treatment that intervenes by covering only the damaged part of the knee, leaving the ligaments and most of the joint cartilage intact.
The unicompartmental knee prosthesis has improved over the decades' thanks to the use of quality materials. In the last 15 years, then, its use has recorded a marked increase. Today the unicompartmental knee prosthesis can be seen as a safe, reliable procedure that can guarantee long-term success.
Recent research has established that about 50% of patients undergoing knee replacement are candidates for a partial knee replacement. In fact, undergoing partial knee surgery before the disease progresses, you may be able to prevent the disease from spreading to avoid having to endure a total knee replacement.
Features of partial knee replacement
A partial knee prosthesis, also known as a uni-compartmental knee replacement, replaces only the damaged part of the knee leaving the healthy cartilage intact. This may imply -
- A smaller incision, using a less invasive procedure and less post-operative pain compared to a total knee replacement
- Preservation of the four natural ligaments that help ensure stability and balance
- An artificial joint that works more like a natural knee
Benefits of a partial knee replacement
There are many reasons why patients undergoing partial knee replacement are happier and more satisfied than the patients with total replacement
A partial knee replacement is characterized by:
- A more natural adaptation
- A better range of motion
- A faster recovery and a less hospital stay were found using a minimally invasive technique combined with a partial knee replacement
- A higher percentage of patients have returned to sports with a low risk of impact and are able to walk for a more extended period.
At Germanten Hospitals there is available latest equipment to carry out advanced computer navigation assisted knee replacement surgery. You can receive the best care under Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan who is an expert in joint replacement surgery and has performed an extensive series of navigated hip and knee replacement surgeries in Germany.
The world’s latest treatments are available at Germanten Hospital, and these can provide you an active and pain-free life in as little time as possible. Visit the best orthopedic hospital in India for advice about partial knee replacement and robotic knee replacement under the care of Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan.