Partial Knee Replacement Surgery in New Haven
What is partial knee replacement surgery?
During total knee replacement surgery, the entire knee joint is replaced with artificial components to lessen pain and improve knee function. In these cases, the damage to the knee joint (often caused by knee arthritis) is widespread, which is why it requires a total replacement to repair. However, in cases where damage to the knee joint is only in one area, a partial knee replacement may be able to successfully repair the knee. This type of surgery, also called unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, involves replacing only the damaged parts of the knee and leaving the healthy bone and cartilage intact.
Why is partial knee replacement performed?
Partial knee replacement surgery is performed to improve knee function and alleviate knee pain that may be caused by:
In order for partial knee replacement to be a viable treatment option, knee pain and knee damage must be confined to just one area of the knee.
What does a partial knee replacement involve?
Before you undergo a partial knee replacement procedure, you will be provided with specific instructions about how to prepare for the surgery, and what to expect before, during and after your procedure. During your surgery, you will be under anesthesia to keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.
While each procedure will vary slightly based on the individual needs of the patient, partial knee replacement with Dr. Lee Rubin typically involves the following steps:
- Dr. Rubin will make an incision near the knee joint in order to access the joint.
- Next, he will remove the damaged portion of the knee joint (which may involve resurfacing the ends of the bones in the joint) and prepare the joint for the artificial components.
- Dr. Rubin will fit the implant part and secure it in place.
- Once complete, the incision is closed.
Dr. Lee Rubin takes extensive steps to ensure a fast patient recovery after knee surgery, and will go over the recovery process with you in detail.
What are the advantages of undergoing partial knee replacement with Dr. Rubin?
Undergoing partial knee replacement surgery with Dr. Rubin can result in the following benefits:
- Reduced or eliminated knee pain
- Increased mobility and range of motion in knee
- Healthy portion of knee joint is left intact
If you’re suffering from knee pain and knee joint mobility problems, you may be a good candidate for partial knee replacement surgery. The first step to feeling better is scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Lee Rubin, an expert in joint replacement surgery. To request an appointment, call (203) 785-2579 or fill out the form on this page.