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Who is an ideal candidate for partial knee replacement surgery?

You may be an ideal candidate for a partial knee replacement if:

  • You do not have systemic arthritis.
  • Only one knee compartment is affected by arthritis.
  • Arthritis has not cause severe deformity.
  • You do not have a physically demanding job.
  • You are not overweight.
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The ideal candidate for a partial knee replacement surgery is (1) a younger person of normal weight, (2) a person who has localized arthritis to a single area of the knee, (3) a person who has an intact anterior cruciate ligament, (4) has no evidence of infection, and (5) does not have inflammatory arthritis.

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