New Life For Old Knees

Replacing just part, rather than all, of a painful knee can reduce surgical complexity, recovery time and your hospital bill.

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For the past 30 years, countless osteoarthritis patients have gained relief from persistent knee pain by having the entire joint replaced. After trying and failing with everything from prescription drugs and over-the-counter pain relievers to aquatic therapy and massage, you may conclude that total knee replacement is your only alternative as well. But theres another option: unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, also known as partial knee replacement. …
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