Partial Knee Replacements

Partial Knee Replacements

If the wear in a knee just involves one part of it, such as the joint between the knee cap and the front of the thigh bone, then Edward Crawfurd will do a partial replacement resurfacing the affected part. Most commonly it is the inner (medial) part that wears, and if the rest of the knee is in good order there is nothing to be gained by removing good joint surface as well as the bad. Resurfacing part of a knee can be done through a smaller incision than a full knee replacement and the recovery tends to be quicker and a greater range of movement attained.

Knee Arthritis and Replacement