Hyderabad 17th August 2017: Increasing patient awareness about various joint pain relief alternatives and demand for minimally invasive surgeries, has led to the rise of partial knee replacement surgeries in India. Dr. Neelam V Ramana Reddy, Orthopedics Specialist at Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, and one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the country, strongly recommends partial knee replacement as a bone-conserving joint replacement surgery, for patients suffering from early osteoarthritis/ unicompartmental osteoarthritis, where only one of the knee compartments is affected.
According to Dr. Ramana Reddy, the key benefits for patients from partial knee replacement are:
However, Dr. Ramana Reddy cautions that there are many factors to consider while choosing the right treatment for knee arthritis, such as age, bone density, and shape of the knee joint of the patient.
Dr. Phil Hirst, a leading orthopedic surgeon from Manchester, United Kingdom, and one of the pioneers in the advancement of partial knee replacement surgery, recently visited Star Hospital to engage in a knowledge sharing session with Dr. Ramana Reddy on this issue. He elaborated on some of the technical improvements that have been made in products for partial knee replacement, such as the following: