Partial knee philosophy

While partial knee replacement accounts for less than 10% of all knee arthroplasty performed, studies have indicated the incidence could be 20% or more depending on timing of surgery with the disease process.47

  • Surgeons perform partial knee replacement (PKR) because it:47
    • Enables selective treatment of diseased compartments
    • Maintains the cruciate ligaments and healthy bone
    • Allows for less invasive surgery
    • Allows for faster recovery
    • Allows for enhanced kinematics and range of motion
    Stages

Partial knee philosophy

While partial knee replacement accounts for less than 10% of all knee arthroplasty performed, studies have indicated the incidence could be 20% or more depending on timing of surgery with the disease process.47

  • Surgeons perform partial knee replacement (PKR) because it:47
    • Enables selective treatment of diseased compartments
    • Maintains the cruciate ligaments and healthy bone
    • Allows for less invasive surgery
    • Allows for faster recovery
    • Allows for enhanced kinematics and range of motion
    Stages
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Partial knee clinical considerations

With manual instrumentation, it can be difficult to consistently restore tibial slope,48 coronal alignment, femoral rotation and limb alignment.49

Partial Knee clinical considerations
Partial Knee clinical considerations
Partial Knee clinical considerations