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Archive for July 28th, 2011

uni-knee

uni-knee

Partial knee replacement or unicompartmental arthroplasty (UKA) is intended for patients who have significant wear and tear to only one of the three compartments comprising their knees; unicompartmental osteoarthritis.  The advantages of a partial knee replacement as compared to a total knee replacement is that the incision is smaller, the post-surgery rehabilitation is easier, better range-of-motion after surgery, the hospital stay is shorter, less blood is lost during the procedure, lower risk of infection, lower risk of blood clots, and revisions are easier if surgical complications present.