Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

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UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT 

Older and less active patients who have severe unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis (affecting only one compartment or half the joint) may be suitable for unicompartmental or half knee replacement, as an alternative to total or full knee replacement. In this surgery, because only half of the knee is replaced, all the original ligaments are left intact (ACL & PCL, which are otherwise removed during total knee replacement). This allows almost full knee bending after the surgery, and quicker recovery as compared with total knee replacement

UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT diagram

(UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT diagram)