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Partial Knee Replacement

Your knee has three compartments: one at the front of the knee between the thigh bone and kneecap, the inside portion of the joint, and the outside portion. Partial knee replacement, also called unicompartmental knee replacement surgery, is a type of surgery to replace only one compartment. This may be an option if your arthritis is contained to one part of the knee.

Because it uses a small incision and only replaces a portion of the joint, partial knee replacement often offers a quicker recovery. Many patients also report a more natural feeling and movement in the knee joint.