What is a partial knee replacement?

A partial knee replacement is a surgery to replace part of a damaged knee rather than the whole knee, according to National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

The surgery replaces either the inside part of the knee, the outside part of the knee, or the kneecap.

During the surgery, your damaged tissue and bone is removed and those pieces are replaced with either metal or plastic prosthetic pieces.

Talk with your doctor for more information about a partial knee replacement.

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