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New practice for knee replacements

Unicondylar, or partial knee replacements are providing a new form of treatment for pain due to the debilitating condition of osteoarthritis. Previously only knee arthroscopies where the damaged cartilage and joint space were viewed and cleaned up, and total knee replacements were treatment options. The new less invasive procedure of partial knee replacement offers less pain, scarring, anaesthesia and recovery time to applicable patients as decided by orthopedic surgeons. A partial knee replacement is a preferred option for younger patients as it can later be converted to a total knee replacement if required.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Times Herald-Record Online

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About: New practice for knee replacements

Date: 21 September 2005

Source: Times Herald-Record Online

Author: John A. McLaughlin

URL: http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2005/09/21/newknee2.htm

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgery
  • Surgery and partial knee replacement
  • Surgery and total knee replacement
  • Surgery and unicondylar knee replacement
  • Surgery and knee replacement
  • Surgery and osteoarthritis
  • Surgery and arthritis
  • Surgery and knee pain
  • Surgery and arthroscopy
  • Risk and total knee replacement
  • Risk and knee replacement
  • Risk and partial knee replacement
  • Risk and unicondylar knee replacement
  • Risk and knee surgery
  • Risk and arthroscopy

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