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.
Synonyms: 
Partial knee replacement
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Patellofemoral resurfacing
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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.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

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.


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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.