Partial Knee Replacement Specialist
Expert orthopedic surgeons Dr. Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Ahmad Badri are highly trained in several advanced procedures, including partial knee replacement surgery. The doctors use cutting-edge Mako robotic arm technology for partial knee replacements at One Oak Medical’s locations in Staten Island, New York and Wayne, Paramus, Middletown, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey. If you suffer from severe knee pain and want to get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible, call One Oak Medical or book an appointment online today.
Partial Knee Replacement Q & A
What is partial knee replacement surgery?
Partial knee replacement surgery involves removing damaged or diseased tissue from your knee joint and replacing it with metal and plastic components.
If you suffer from severe knee pain due to injury, arthritis, or another problem that only affects part of the joint, your doctor may suggest partial knee replacement as a less invasive alternative to total knee replacement surgery.
How is partial knee replacement different from total knee replacement?
Total and partial knee replacement procedures both aim to relieve knee pain and restore your range of motion. However, partial knee replacement treats only one part of your knee, while a total procedure resurfaces the entire joint.
Your knee joint has three different compartments: the inside, outside, and front. Partial knee replacement surgery is often called unicompartmental knee arthroplasty because it focuses on only one compartment.
Partial knee replacement is a less invasive procedure, offering several advantages, such as:
- Faster recovery time
- Less blood loss
- Less damage to healthy tissue
- Reduced risk of complications
What are the benefits of robotic arm-assisted knee surgery?
The surgeons’ expertise with the Mako robotic arm further reduces the risk of complications during surgery. This cutting-edge technology allows Dr. Mahmood and Dr. Badri to repair your knee joint with greater precision.
The Mako surgical system improves partial knee replacement procedures in several ways, including:
- Accurate alignment of artificial components
- Surgical guidelines based on your unique anatomy
- Preservation of healthy bone, cartilage, and soft tissue
- A patient-specific preoperative plan
- Reduced risk of surgical complications
- Faster recovery time
What should I expect from a robotic partial knee replacement?
The process begins with a CT scan of your knee, which is used to create a 3D representation of your specific joint structure. This 3D model is loaded into the Mako system, which generates a personalized preoperative plan.
Dr. Mahmood or Dr. Badri uses this plan to ensure that he only removes the necessary portions of damaged or diseased tissue. Your doctor is entirely in control of the robotic arm the entire time, but the Mako system helps him remain within predefined boundaries.
After your procedure, your surgeon and his team focus on promoting recovery so you can get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible.
If you’re suffering from knee pain, call One Oak Medical or book an appointment online today to explore your advanced treatment options.