Dr Udai Prakash performed the first mini-incision partial knee replacement at UDAI OMNI last week. The patient, a 56 year old lady discharged after 2 days.
Partial knee replacement has several advantages over a total knee replacement.
- Shorter stay
- Quicker recovery
- Preservation of natural joint and ligaments
- Smaller incision
- More natural feel and motion of the knee
- Greater range of movement in the knee ie more flexion or bending of the knee
Not all patients are suitable for a partial knee replacement. Only those who have osteoarthritis affecting just one of the 3 compartments of the knee may benefit from this surgery.