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Partial knee replacement- series

first_imgNormal anatomyCartilage covers the end of bones in joints to provide shock absorption during movement.IndicationNormal cartilage on the end of the femur is compared to worn, damaged femoral cartilage.IncisionA small cut (incision), typically about three inches, is made over the area of the knee that is damaged.ProcedureThe damaged bone is removed and replaced with an implant (prosthetic) made of plastic and metal.AftercareMost patients have a rapid recovery and have considerably less pain than they did before surgery and go home the day after surgery (unlike the 3 or 4 days required by a total knee replacement).Review Date:9/23/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more