For some patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement. When the damage is confined to a particular compartment of the knee this procedure is most adept.
Earlier, partial knee replacement was mostly preferred for older patients with less movement and few activities. But now, partial knee replacement is often preferred in the younger generation as the recovery is quicker and often with much less pain with this procedure.
Patients with arthritis that primarily involves only one compartment of the knee, most commonly in the inside or ‘medial’ part of the knee, can be treated with resurfacing of only the arthritis part of the knee. The operation performed through a subvastus approach makes the procedure less invasive. Patients are able to go home the same day or spend only one night in the hospital after the surgical procedure.
Patients with advanced knee arthritis that primarily involves the kneecap and If other treatments are ineffective in such cases, the kneecap and the part of the thigh bone where the kneecap slide (trochlea) can be resurfaced. This procedure can also be performed through the subvastus approach can be used for this procedure too.
In comparison to a conventional incision, knee procedures performed using subvastu approach are more demanding technically. Although not all knee procedures can be performed with this approach, it offers definite advantages over more traditional incisions.
Our center is totally dedicated to Subvastus Partial Knee Resurfacing as a part of renowned Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India. We assure you that after the surgery you will be able to resume your daily activities comfortably again.