Partial Knee Replacement Surgeries Available in Show Low, AZ
- Posted on: Sep 30 2019
At Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Center, we care for patients who develop concerns with their bones, joints, and muscles. When patients have developed conditions such as osteoarthritis in the knee, they may require assistance for replacement. Because osteoarthritis develops only in one area of the knee, many patients can maintain their healthy bone and replace only the part of the knee impacted by the condition. Show Low, AZ area patients who are interested in partial knee replacement are welcome to schedule an evaluation and determine if it is right for them.
What are the benefits of a partial knee replacement?
Our patients who have experienced conditions such as osteoarthritis will want to work directly with our team to undergo an evaluation and decide if the procedure is advantageous to them. When a partial knee replacement is considered, many patients are advised on the benefits of only addressing one area of the joint. The partial knee replacement procedure:
- Ensures faster recovery and less downtime
- Is minimally invasive
- Maintains more natural motion post-surgery
- Allows patients to return to many of their old activities
What to expect during the surgery
The day of the surgery, patients will be taken to an operating room. Anesthetics and sedation are administered to ensure the patient is comfortable and pain-free. The doctor prepares the bone by removing damaged cartilage and bone. These areas are replaced with metal restorations that are used to recreate the joint’s surface. In some cases, plastic inserts are placed between metal pieces to ensure smooth functionality. Incisions are closed with traditional stitches or surgical glue. The entire procedure is done within a few hours as an outpatient treatment, and most patients are able to return home within a few days.
Schedule a visit with Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Center today!
Patients in the area of Show Low, AZ who are interested in learning more about partial knee replacement and other restorative procedure are welcome to book a consultation appointment with our doctors. We are dedicated to providing a wide selection of orthopedic treatments for men and women. Call (928) 537-6381 today and visit at 2200 East Show Low Lake Road.
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