A partial knee replacement offers the chance to relieve pain and regain knee function with a more conservative approach than offered through full knee replacement. At Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Sports Medicine, Dr. Douglas Blatz offers his expertise in partial knee replacement to men and women from in and around San Jose, California. Don’t live with the discomfort and inconvenience of chronic knee pain when a partial knee replacement can get you back on your feet and back in the swing of your normal routines. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the office to find a convenient appointment time.
When the tissue and bone that make up your knee joint becomes severely damaged, replacing those materials with synthetic components is sometimes the best treatment approach. Not everyone requires a full knee replacement, however. If only a portion of your knee is damaged beyond repair, a partial knee replacement might be right for you.
During a partial knee replacement, Dr. Douglas Blatz carefully removes damaged tissue to clear the way for your new prosthetic. All healthy tissue is preserved.
On the day of your surgery general anesthesia keeps you comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Douglas Blatz makes a small incision to gain access to the joint and uses arthroscopic tools to access and view the interior of your knee and assess the damaged areas.
After he carefully removes the damaged tissue, he secures your prosthetic to the appropriate connective tissues. A partial knee replacement addresses damage on either the lateral or medial portion of your knee.
Once everything is in place, they remove the arthroscope and closes the incisions. You may remain overnight for observation, but you should be able to return home relatively quickly to begin the recovery process.
Recovery is different for everyone, and depends on your overall health, the degree of damage in your knee, and how well you adhere to the post-op instructions Dr. Blatz provides. Partial knee replacement using arthroscopic procedures yields a far swifter recovery process than traditional open surgery.
If you’re tired of adjusting your life around ongoing knee pain and limited joint function, it’s time to meet with Dr. Douglas Blatz and pursue treatment options. Partial knee replacement can make a big difference in your quality of life, so don’t delay booking your consultation.