Replacing part of the knee joint with an implant - this could be one of the tibiofemoral joints or/and the patellofemoral joint.

partial knee replacement
Partial knee arthroplasty replacing one tibiofemoral compartment, but leaving the other intact, as well as the ligaments.
Partial knee replacement
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Patellofemoral resurfacing

Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty

Several discussions about the various kinds of knee replacement and their issues.

An 'interpretation' of a 2005 publication presenting the results of studies to determine whether age was a determinant of success of partial knee replacement using the Oxford prosthesis.

An 'interpretation' of an article published in 1998 describing the early outcomes of a particular partial knee replacement - the 'Oxford' unicompartmental prosthesis.



Patient relevant outcomes of unicompartmental versus total knee replacement: systematic review and meta-analysis. Wilson HA, Middleton R, Abram SGF, Smith S, Alvand A, Jackson WF, Bottomley N, Hopewell S and Price AJ. BMJ. 2019; 364: l352.

See also -

man reading book

eBook - Knee arthritis interventions when you are too young for a total knee replacement

Easy-to-follow eBook about what is available if you have knee arthritis and are too young for a knee replacement.