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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.
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