Partial Knee Replacement
Partial knee replacement surgery combines cutting-edge software, robotic precision, and skilled surgeon and allows you to walk out of the surgery center 1-1/2 hours after surgery and to begin physical therapy the next day.
A CT scan of the your knee is entered into a software program that creates a 3-D replica of the your knee. Before surgery, Dr. Stone plans the placement of your partial knee replacement.
During surgery, the combination of a robotic arm and computer navigation provides Dr. Stone with real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback enabling consistently reproducible precision and optimal positioning of the implant within the knee. It is this level of pinpoint precision and accuracy that facilitates optimal implant positioning and alignment to result in a more natural knee motion following surgery.
I am biased towards only replacing the parts that are worn out. I prefer to delay a full replacement if I can resurface the medial, lateral or patella femoral joint alone or in combination. My patients recover faster, the knees feel more normal, and they do more sports with them.