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When would you? considerer partial knee replacement against

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When would you? considerer partial knee replacement against total knee replacement
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing else, I am 84 years old and don't take any medication. My knees are aligned and have a normal weight
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
My inner cartilages in both knees are gone. There some thinning of the patella cartilages. The lateral cartilages in both knees are preserved. There is no deformity, both lower extremities show the same length. My weight is normal and I am pretty active. I cannot have long walks because I have discomfort in my knees specially the left. The discomfort does not wake me off. A recent consultation with an orthopedist told me that x-rays shows that I need surgery but considering my clinical picture he did not recommend surgery. I am coming back to ask you what is the surgical criteria that define who should have partial or total knee replacement.
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 days ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

Your knee is divided into three major compartments:

Medial compartment (the inner part of the knee)
Lateral compartment (the outer part)
Kneecap (patella)

Osteoarthritis and damage that is limited to only a single compartment may be treated with partial knee replacement.

Other factors which are considered:

Having an intact anterior cruciate ligament

An adequate range of knee motion without significant knee stiffness

A stable knee

No ligament damage

So you may qualify for a partial knee replacement and should consult your doctor regarding this.

Take care.

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Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 days ago.

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