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Unicondylar Knee Replacement

What is Unicondylar Knee Replacement?

Due to the preservation of the knee's healthy tissue and bone, partial knee replacement outperforms total knee replacement in terms of maintaining range of motion and knee function. These factors contribute to patients reporting partial knee replacement as more satisfactory than complete knee replacement.

Performing Surgery

When to go for surgery

If you have arthritis on one side or area of the knee, and it is not extremely serious on the opposite knee or kneecap, partial knee arthroplasty may be a good option. Also, when your knee merely has a little abnormality and has a good range of motion, partial knee replacement surgery in pune can help correct the abnormality.

The Procedure

A comprehensive physical examination, laboratory testing, and diagnostics are all part of the pre-operative evaluation. The evaluation's findings help the surgeons at polaris health care pune create a risk profile for you and foresee potential problems before surgery. Additionally, it could lower the possibility of early implant failure. The procedure involves creating a tiny incision to reach the damaged knee compartment. The surgeon in pune carefully pulls the knee's supporting components out of the way and scrapes the arthritic tibia and femur's tibial and femoral surfaces clean of worn-out cartilage and bone tissue. Simply put, it is about the replacement of a portion of the knee joint using a smaller incision than would typically be required for a whole knee replacement.

Medical Consultation

Post Surgery Care

You should anticipate some level of pain following surgery. Most people say the pain is “minor” or “tolerable.” The discomfort should not be unbearable, though, because a partial knee replacement is less intrusive than a whole knee replacement. Many people take oral painkillers on and off for a few weeks. Some post-surgery care to be taken is as below:

  • Put a cushion beneath your calf or ankle, not your knee, to raise (elevate) your leg above the level of your heart.

  • To help reduce swelling, apply ice for 20 minutes, three to four times each day.

  • If your knee discomfort worsens, call your surgeon at once.

  • Take dietary supplements at the scheduled time

  • Follow the physiotherapy sessions

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