With a partial knee replacement, there is no need for saws, drills or guides. In fact, the procedure is so minimal that you can walk out of the surgery center 1.5 hours after surgery and begin physical therapy the next day.
I'm very much looking forward to where personalized medicine will take us. In the future, we may be able to make more accurate hip replacements, shoulder replacements and even smaller joints like the elbow and ankle.
Once thought of a disease in the elderly, osteoarthritis is becoming more and more common in women and in younger patients. Here are five steps you can take to keep your knee joints healthy and avoid the knife.
Recently, a police officer underwent two surgeries including a partial knee replacement . When he walked he had severe pain and would hear a "popping noise." He also had trouble walking, even with a cane.