Partial knee replacement also known as Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a surgical procedure used to relieve arthritis in one of the knee compartments in which the damaged parts of the knee are replaced. UKA surgery may reduce post-operative pain and have a shorter recovery period than a total knee replacement procedure,particularly in people over 75 years of age.Moreover, UKAs may require a smaller incision, less tissue damage, and faster recovery times.

In the United States, the procedure constitutes approximately 8% of knee arthroplasties.In comparisons with a more extensive surgical procedure called high tibial osteotomy, UKA has equal or better outcomes.

Why Do You Need Partial Knee Arthroscopy?

There are many benefits of partial knee arthroscopy over traditional surgery.