Cheni, July 21: The eroded bone on the medial (inner) side of the knee is freshened and resurfaced with suitable sized implants recreating the normal atomy and biomechanics allowing full range of motion without the arthritic pain. The rest of the bones and more importantly the ligaments of the knee were left untouched. (In the total knee replacement surgery the ligaments are removed). The preservation of ligaments gives the partial knee replacement a tural feel (proprioception) that precisely mirrors the other non-operated knee. With mini skin incision the post-operative pain is much less and the post operative rehabilitation recovery was much faster when compared to the routinely done Total Knee Replacement. The incidence of knee arthritis in younger patients is dramatically increasing in India possibly due to the modern lifestyle changes. The non-operative magement of such patients is crucial which consists of weight loss, lifestyle modifications, physiotherapy and joint injections.The routinely done Total Knee Replacement can be considered to be a too severe an intervention for patients with changes limited to one side of the joint. This was stated in a press release.
SIMS Cheni claims to perform partial knee replacement surgery