What is Partial Knee Replacement?
If you’ve caught the arthritic damage early, you may be eligible for a partial knee replacement. This is where the disease has not progressed to all 3 compartments of the knee, allowing the surgeon to replace fewer parts.
In a unicondylar knee replacement, only one area (or compartment) of the joint is replaced.
A patellofemoral knee replacement replaces the kneecap (or patella) and the grove at the lower end of the thighbone (or femur).
A bicompartmental knee replacement affects two compartments of the knee – the inside (medial) and knee cap.