Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement for Residents of Freehold, NJ

Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement Freehold NJKnee pain can significantly inhibit your mobility and lower your quality of life, but the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute may have a solution. Our team of world-class, board-certified surgeons can perform minimally invasive partial knee replacement surgery for residents of Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey, who want to alleviate their knee pain and begin the road to recovery.

What Is Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?

A partial knee replacement is one of the most successful modern orthopedic procedures. It involves the insertion of a prosthesis to replace one of the three compartments of the knee, leaving the internal ligaments (ACL and PCL) intact. The most common compartment replaced is the menial (inside) compartment, although the other two areas of the knee – the patella (knee cap) and the lateral (outside) compartment – can be replaced as well.

This procedure is done through a small incision (measuring between four and six inches) with minimal damage to the surrounding muscles and tissues. It is often performed in an outpatient setting, which allows for a faster recovery and reduces the risk of infection. Four to six weeks of physical therapy are typically recommended after surgery, and many patients ultimately return to most physical activities.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Minimally invasive partial knee replacement is designed for patients who have severe arthritis of the knee and have not found relief through conservative treatments such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical creams, and corticosteroid injections, or lifestyle changes such as exercise and weight loss. However, it is important to note that partial knee replacement surgery is only an option for patients who are not overweight and whose arthritis is confined to a limited area of the knee. For those whose arthritis is more widespread, a total knee replacement may be the most viable option.

If you would like to learn more about the minimally invasive partial knee replacement procedures we perform at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, contact us today. We are happy to serve patients at our state-of-the-art facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ.