Healthy Living: Partial Knee Replacement
For patients, it’s one way to eliminate the severe pain and stiffness caused by injury or years of arthritis.
But in Healthy Living, Courtney Doyle explains how doctors can now remove just a portion of the knee and still offer patients relief.
The requirements and risk factors for partial and total knee replacements are the same.
However, if the joint needs to be revised down the road, a total knee would require a second full major surgery to revise.
Whereas a partial needs only to be converted to a total.