One cause of discomfort and stiffness in knees is wear and tear on the cartilage that cushions your knee bones. If this wear is confined to just a portion of your knee, then you might be a good candidate for a partial knee replacement.
During a partial knee replacement, your surgeon replaces damaged cartilage and bone in just one portion on the knee. For those who qualify, this approach offer benefits over a total knee replacement:
- smaller incisions
- less trauma to the bone and surrounding tissue
- uses smaller implants
- less pain and faster recovery
After assessing your knee, your surgeon will decide whether a partial knee replacement would be the best option for you.