MINIMALLY INVASIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY: UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
Some Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee may be candidates for unicompartmental knee replacement. NJ orthopedic physician Robert A. Kayal, MD and his surgical team are experts in this type of minimally invasive joint replacement, and perform hundreds of joint replacements each year.
What is Unicompartmental Knee Replacement?
Also called “partial knee replacement,” unicompartmental knee surgery is conducted with small, non-invasive incisions rather than the conventional, large incision that often accompanies total knee replacement (TKR). Unlike TKR, unicompartmental procedures address only one of the knee’s three compartments: medial, lateral or patellofemoral. Surgeons leave healthy cartilage and bone in place, substituting a long-lasting, synthetic material for damaged tissue in the offending compartment. Because the procedure does not require total joint replacement, patients recover faster and enjoy an expedited return to work and everyday life.
Benefits of Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s unicompartmental knee replacement procedures provide patients with a variety of proven benefits, including:
- Less postoperative discomfort
- Reduced trauma and scar tissue buildup
- Same-day return from hospital
- Imroved joint stability
- Pain-free movement and activity
To schedule a unicompartmental knee replacement consultation or to learn more about osteoarthritis and other debilitating knee conditions, call or email our surgical team today. Kayal Orthopaedic Center is convenient to patients in Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County and Essex County, with state-of-the-art office locations in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes.