What is partial knee resurfacing?
Partial knee resurfacing is a surgical technique that addresses the effects of osteoarthritis in one compartment of the knee. It is an innovative treatment for adults with early osteoarthritis in either the medial (inner), Lateral (outer), or patellofemoral (top) compartments of the knee. During a partial knee resurfacing, Dr. Williams resurfaces the diseased portion of the knee, removing damaged tissue and preserving the healthy bone and surrounding viable tissue.
Partial knee resurfacing is done as a precursor to a partial knee replacement, or unicompartmental arthroplasty. Once Dr. Williams has resurfaced the compartment, he places an implant and secures it in the joint to allow the knee to glide smoothly again.