- Knee Replacement
- Shoulder Replacement
- ACL Reconstruction
- Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
- Arthritis of the Hip
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hammer Toe Repair
- Hip Replacement
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Knee Ligament Reconstruction
- PCL Repair
- Shoulder Surgery
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Knee Cartilage Treatment
Partial knee replacement surgery removes damaged tissue and bone in the knee joint. The areas are replaced with a man-made implant, called a prosthetic.
Before surgery, you will be given medicine that blocks pain (anesthesia). You will have one of two anesthesia types:
- General anesthesia. You will be asleep and pain-free during the procedure.
- Regional (spinal or epidural) anesthesia. You will be numb below your waist. You will also get medicines to make you relax or feel sleepy.
The surgeon will make a cut over your knee. This cut is about 3 to 5 inches long.
- Next, the surgeon looks at the entire knee joint. If there is damage to more than one part of your knee, you may need a total knee replacement. Most of the time this is not needed, because tests done before the procedure would have shown this damage.
- The damaged bone and tissue are removed.
- A part made from plastic and metal is placed into the knee.
- Once the part is in the proper place, it is attached with bone cement.
- The wound is closed with stitches.