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Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement Surgeon

Partial Knee Replacement in Ahmedabad

Dr. Hardik Padhiyar is a renowned consultant orthopedic surgeon based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He has years of experience in performing successful partial knee replacement surgery. He uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques under magnification for accurate implantation. Personalise surgical approach and implant choice basis each patient’s knee anatomy and arthritis pattern.

What is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?

Partial knee replacement, also known as is a type of knee surgery that involves resurfacing only the damaged areas of the knee joint. In a partial knee replacement, only the worn surfaces of one or two of the three compartments of the knee are replaced. The healthy areas of the knee are left intact.

Partial knee replacement is usually considered for patients who have arthritis in only one or two compartments of the knee. Conditions like osteoarthritis that affect only one side of the knee are good candidates for partial knee replacement. Compared to total knee replacement, partial knee replacement is less invasive, requires less bone cutting, and preserves more of the patient’s natural knee joint and ligaments. Under the care of Dr. Hardik Padhiyar, who is the best orthopedic doctor in Ahmedabad.

What are the benefits of Partial Knee Replacement surgery?

Some key benefits of partial knee replacement compared to total knee replacement include:

  • Less invasive surgery with smaller incisions and less bone cutting. This means less trauma to the knee joint.
  • Shorter hospital stays and faster recovery. Patients can usually bear weight within a few days and return to normal activities within 4-6 weeks.
  • Preserve more of the patient’s natural knee joint, ligaments, and bones. The knee feels and functions more like the original knee.
  • Less risk of complications like stiffness, loosening, and instability long term.

Dr. Hardik Padhiyar, who is the partial knee replacement specialist in Ahmedabad, performs this surgery with the goal of providing the above-mentioned benefits to his patients.

How long do partial knee replacements last?

On average, partial knee replacements have been shown to last 15-20 years. However, implant longevity depends on factors like the patient’s age, weight, activity level, and implant positioning. With advancements in implant materials and surgical techniques, some recent studies have reported partial knee replacements lasting more than 25 years as well. Dr. Hardik Padhiyar, being the best partial knee replacement doctor in Ahmedabad, aims for optimal implant positioning and rehabilitation to maximize implant life. Regular follow-ups help monitor the knee and take corrective measures if needed.

How long does recovery take after partial knee replacement?

Most patients can walk with support within a few days. You will need physiotherapy and can resume light activities in 4-6 weeks. Full recovery may take 3 months, but the new knee will feel stable enough for regular activities by 6-8 weeks.

Is the implant used in partial knee replacement durable long term?

Modern partial knee implants have shown excellent long-term results lasting 15-20 years in many patients. However, there is still a small risk of implant wear or loosening requiring revision surgery in the future. An experienced surgeon can best advise on implant choice and long-term expectations.