Why undergo a total knee replacement when partial or unicompartmental knee replacement may be more suitable for you? More than 25% of patients with severe knee arthritis may be appropriate candidates for this type of surgery. Here, only the worn out part of the knee is re-surfaced unlike in a total knee where even the normal part of the knee is sacrificed. The partial knee replacement feels much more like a natural knee. What’s more, the life of a partial knee replacement is just a long as that of a total knee replacement. On average, there is a 95% chance of 10-year survival and an 80% chance of it lasting 20 years. Ask your surgeon if your knee is suitable for this type of surgery. Dr. Udai Prakash has been doing partial knee replacement surgery for over 12 years and has had excellent long-term results.
- Faster rehabilitation and quicker recovery
- Better function
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Preservation of normal walking pattern
- Preservation of bone and ligaments
- Smaller incision
- Less post-operative pain leading to shorter hospital stay
Partial knee replacement
I was turning 55 but instead of celebrating, I was in mourning! My knees had finally packed in. I was not able to enjoy even a gentle walk. I was struggling.
I was told repeatedly that total knee replacement was the only answer for me. However, Dr. Udai Prakash convinced me to go for partial knee replacement, which is a unique and rare procedure in our city. I learnt that he has over 12 years experience with this procedure with excellent results. I underwent surgery of both knees simultaneously. My recovery was surprisinglysmooth and I was walking with a walker from day one. I went home on day five and started walking outside without a stick within two weeks. By four weeks, I could sit on the floor and climb steps normally. My knee now feels natural and I have no pain.
I have been told horror stories of pain after knee replacement but I can honestly say that pain was not an issue at all. I highly recommend this procedure for those who are suitable for it.