to rub together resulting in extreme pain.
- Knee pain associated with:
- Standing or walking short distances
- Climbing up or down stairs
- Sitting in or standing up out of chairs
- Initial pain and/or stiffness with activities initiated from a sitting position
- Stiffness in the knee after getting out of bed
- A crunching sensation when the knee is used
1 Lateral compartment (outer half of your knee)
2 Medial compartment (inner half of your knee)
3 Patellofemoral compartment (behind the knee cap)
- In traditional total knee replacement, the full knee is replaced with a metal implant, which requires significant bone removal. This can limit your future treatment options.
- Tricompartmental procedures treat osteoarthritis in all three compartments of the knee.
Partial knee implants target only those compartments actually affected by the disease.
- Unicompartmental procedures treat osteoarthritis in the medial or lateral compartment of the knee.
- Bicompartmental procedures treat osteoarthritis in the medial and patellofemoral or lateral and patellofemoral compartments.
The ConforMIS approach gives you notably more bone preservation than traditional variations so you’re able to preserve your knee for possible future treatment options. You may also experience faster recovery time and reduced post-operative pain.
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