Scott E. Grabill, D.O., Sentara Albemarle Hospital, discusses the appropriate candidate for partial knee replacements.
My name is Dr Scott Grable. I'm an orthopedic surgeon here in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. I worked for Sentara orthopedic and sports medicine specialist. Another one of my clinical interest is partial knee replacement, and the most common scenario here is what we call a medial uni compartment knee replacement or a Patel ephemeral knee replacement. And this is where a patient has worn out just one of the three major areas in the knee. And historically, a lot of these patients have been candidates for partial knee replacement. But in my opinions and underutilized procedure to do the partial knee replacement, we find that when we can isolate that, that part of the NIH that's damaged and just replace that part of the NIH patients tend to have less pain. They have less swelling, and their knee feels more natural to them after the partial knee replacement. When we compared to a total knee replacement eso. That's one thing that I tryto really implemented into my practices. There's probably about 20% of patients that I see that are excellent candidates for not only a total knee replacement, but specifically for a partial knee replacement