Partial Knee Replacement

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Partial Knee Replacement services offered in Upper East Side, New York and White Plains, NY

If you have arthritis or another condition that affects your knee, consider partial knee replacement. At Andrew D. Pearle, MD, board-certified orthopedic knee surgeon Dr. Pearle and nurse practitioner Emma Jane Smith perform cementless robotic partial knee replacement. The advanced approach allows for quicker recoveries and a reduced risk of complications. To make an appointment on the Upper East Side in New York City, or in White Plains, New York, call the nearest office or book online today.


Q&A

What is partial knee replacement?

Partial knee replacement is a type of orthopedic surgery that replaces a part of your knee joint with a prosthesis. You might be a candidate for partial knee replacement if you have osteoarthritis or another similar condition and the damage is confined to only one area of your knee.

Dr. Pearle is one of only a few orthopedic specialists in the area who performs robotic cementless partial knee replacement. The procedure uses smaller incisions than total knee replacement, reducing the risk of side effects and allowing for a quicker recovery.

What are the benefits of partial knee replacement?

Cementless robotic partial knee replacement offers various benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:

  • Quicker recovery 
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection, and blood clots

Many people also report that their knee joint feels more natural after surgery. That’s because partial knee replacement helps preserve your bone, cartilage, and ligaments.

Who is a candidate for partial knee replacement?

You might be a candidate for partial knee replacement if you have arthritis that’s limited to a specific area of your knee. That’s particularly true if you’re still mobile and occasionally experience pain or stiffness.

If you have inflammatory arthritis, significant knee stiffness, or ligament damage, Dr. Pearle might recommend total knee replacement instead.

What happens during partial knee replacement?

Dr. Pearle performs partial knee replacement at a hospital or surgical facility. Before the procedure, he administers general anesthesia that puts you to sleep.

After you fall asleep, Dr. Pearle makes a series of small incisions above your knee. Then, he uses special tools to remove the cartilage and bone from the damaged part of your knee. Next, Dr. Pearle replaces the damaged tissue and bone with a prosthesis. 

Once the prosthesis is in position, Dr. Pearle removes his tools, closes the incision, and moves you to a recovery room for observation. Most people go home on the same day of surgery, but you might have to stay in the hospital overnight.

What is recovery like after partial knee replacement?

After robotic cementless partial knee replacement, it’s normal to experience bruising, swelling, and knee sensitivity. Take your medication as prescribed, change your dressings regularly, and attend your checkups with Dr. Pearle.

Once your knee begins healing, Dr. Pearle recommends physical therapy. Physical therapy teaches you stretches and exercises to maintain your range of motion and build your strength.

To see if you’re a candidate for partial knee replacement, make an appointment at the practice of Andrew D. Pearle, MD, by calling the nearest office or booking online today.