Uniknee Replacement

For some patients who are affected with osteoarthritis in knee, replacement Unicompartmental procedure is the best surgical treatment for the relief. During the operational practice of this process, the knee is split into three major divisions that are categorised as: the medial section which lies in between the knee, then the lateral division specifically the outside part and the patellofemoral section which is the knee front and positioned between the kneecap and the thigh bone. In the process of being operated through Unicompartmental surgery, plastic and metal are used to repair the damaged part. The healthy parts of the knee such as cartilage and well-functioning bones are not even touched.

Unicompartmental Knee Replacement treatment with Minimally Invasive:

The Knee comprises of the 3 major sections. Initial is the medial part that is positioned inside the knee. Followed by lateral division that lies outside the knee, finally there is a part in the kneecap and that is patellofemoral part. Many a times only a little part of the knee is injured and needs to be operated. In this situation, one has to be very specific. There is no need to replace the entire bone surrounding the knee. The best option in this case is Unicompartmental knee surgery. This treatment is performed to restore the injured or impaired compartment in the knee.

This unicompartmental knee surgery done through minimally invasive helps to relax arthritis in broken knee part. This procedure of treatment offers patient better comfort and minimal pain and is less expensive in comparison to total knee replacement surgery. Operating through minimally invasive way furthermore enhances the recovery time and is becoming familiar day by day. Minimally invasive procedure in reference to Unicompartmental Knee replacement is proved to be an achievement wherein doctors operate with minor cuts rather opting for major incisions, as done previously.

Symptoms:

A lot happens around us and we don’t notice that they are indicating something. In the same manner, there are several signs that suggest that surgery is needed or even the examination is required-

  • Inability in rising in stairs
  • Problem in standing
  • Intolerable pain in the knees
  • Incapability in stretching and being flexible
  • Knee swelling is most prominent and a sure symptom. Often the patient is not in the mood and feels frustrated. This is due to the presence of some plastic microscopic pieces in the knee fluid which results in relaxing of the joint.

This surgical process is sometimes the mere options for old age patients.

 

When one requires this treatment:

When the person is not recovering through non-surgical treatment modalities, then the person suffering with severe osteoarthritis can consider partial knee replacement. This treatment of Unicompartmental knee Replacement surgery is suitable in many situations, scuh as: those with underprivileged bone mass and the one who have produced this joint ailment due to some shocking injury. This option of knee surgery should be only taken into consideration only if this problem affects the day to day working of the individual. The patients who have a substantial ligament rupture or a mere toughness should get themselves examine first with the orthopaedics and not directly opt for surgery.

The surgery:

This partial surgery often has the duration for one or two hours. The process of the surgery starts with an opening in the knee front. This is carried by an orthopaedic to research about the condition of three major parts that are medial, lateral and patellofemoral of the knee. The whole surgery is very carefully done by an expert. It initiates with extrusion of injured knee parts. On the other side the femur and tibia ends are covered with metal coverings. These metal coverings are connected with special cement to the bone. To ensure proper slithering the plastic component is then inserted among the metal castings.

The benefits:

The process will last for a maximum of 3 days before a patient could successfully go home. This surgery process is a boon to those who cannot stand and even walk in their own homes. Patient has to be on antibiotics and medicines for a long time or may be lifetime, but that is nothing if you can just stand on your own.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

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