When you have knee pain and decreased mobility, a partial knee replacement is sometimes needed to give you a better quality of life. James Mitchell, MD, and the team at Mitchell Hip and Knee offer partial knee replacement surgery to patients in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area. Dr. Mitchell provides the most up-to-date technology to provide you with the best surgical outcome from a partial knee replacement. To get started with your knee replacement, call Mitchell Hip and Knee today, orbook online today!
Osteoarthritis is a condition that damages your joint cartilage, which protects the bones in your joint from damage. When only part of your knee joint is affected by osteoarthritis, Dr. Mitchell performs a partial knee replacement.
During this procedure, Dr. Mitchell only removes the damaged area of your knee joint. The rest of the knee is left untouched and preserved. He then replaces the damaged area with a prosthetic device to restore function in your joint.
A partial knee replacement is needed when you have damage to part of your knee joint. Osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative condition, causes this damage.
However, you may also need a partial knee replacement if you have a fracture in your knee cap or an inflammatory condition called rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Mitchell suggests partial knee replacement surgery when your pain is significant and affects your day-to-day life.
If you’re young and active, a partial knee replacement is a good surgical choice. You’re also a good candidate if only part of your knee joint is damaged.
You should be in relatively good health and have stability in your knee joint. Your ACL should be intact for a successful partial knee replacement.
You’re also a good candidate for this procedure if you’ve tried conservative treatments like physical therapy or medications without relief. If you’re having trouble sleeping due to pain or can’t do simple things like walking up the steps, this procedure can help.
A partial knee replacement is a much less invasive surgery than a total knee replacement. This means you should be able to go home the same day as your procedure.
The procedure is minimally invasive, meaning less pain and a quicker recovery. You’ll need to take part in physical therapy after surgery to build strength and mobility in the joint.
With the proper care plan after surgery, you could be up and walking without assistance within a month of surgery. You’ll need to continue physical therapy for several months to ensure your joint is strong enough for everyday activities.
To schedule a partial knee replacement consultation, call Mitchell Hip and Knee today, or book an appointment on the website.