Partial Knee Replacement for Active Individuals in Wiregrass/Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, FL

A partial knee replacement is a surgical procedure that’s commonly performed on individuals who have arthritis limited to one side of their knee. This procedure involves removing damaged cartilage and replacing it with a prosthesis that allows the knee to bend smoothly. Advancements in surgical techniques and technology have made it so this procedure can be done in a minimally invasive fashion that helps preserve healthy tissue, so patients can recover faster and with reduced risk of complications.

At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, Dr. Ira Guttentag performs a high number of partial knee replacements every year. Determining whether an individual is a candidate for this procedure depends on factors such as the level of pain, range of motion, and stability in the knee. Diagnostic imaging will provide the visual representation of the knee that the doctor needs to determine whether to recommend surgery.

As part of his evaluation, Dr. Guttentag will also confirm if a partial knee replacement is more appropriate than a total replacement. Dr. Guttentag is highly experienced at performing both procedures and will make his assessment based on a range of factors.

In general, the benefits of a partial replacement compared to a total replacement include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced pain
  • Greater preservation of knee function

For individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee who want to know if they are a candidate for partial or total knee replacement, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine and schedule an appointment Dr. Guttentag.

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