Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disorder affecting millions of Americans in a number of
different forms. Arthritis can be a degenerative condition of the bones, such as
osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear arthritis,” as well as an autoimmune disorder, like
rheumatoid arthritis. In almost all cases, arthritis causes pain, discomfort, joint
inflammation, and immobility. Arthritis can significantly affect a patient’s quality of
life, and often keeps sufferers from enjoying routine activities, such as gardening, walking
the dog, and even sleeping.
Treatment options vary, and can include both non-invasive solutions as well as surgical
intervention. Regardless of the patient, Dr. Haar stresses effective, safe treatment while
ensuring the patient is comfortable with decisions regarding treatment.
When surgical intervention for arthritis treatment is
required, Dr. Haar favors minimally invasive surgical treatment
methods. Orthopaedic doctors
have performed traditional open surgery with great success since the 1960’s; however in more
recent years, surgical innovations like partial knee
replacement have afforded for a number
of advancements and benefits beyond open surgery. These potential benefits include a shorter
post-operative recovery time, reduced scarring, less blood loss, and a quicker recovery to
get the patient back to previous levels of activity.
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The knee joint is the largest joint in the body, and is commonly affected by arthritis.
Because the knees carry a significant amount of body weight during everyday activities, the
joint commonly develops degenerative osteoarthritis in older patients, as well as in
overweight individuals. Osteoarthritis of the knee can cause pain and tenderness when
walking or articulating the joint, as well as immobility and a limited range of motion.
Depending on the severity of the arthritic condition, surgical treatments for knee arthritis
include both total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.
Total Knee Replacement Vs. Partial Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is an effective solution for osteoarthritis of the knee, and has been
performed with great success in the United States since the 1960's. While total knee
replacement surgery features a post-operative recovery period, the results are often life
altering, and can allow patients to return to previous levels of activity and pursue active
Partial Knee Replacement: A Solution For Osteoarthritis
Younger patients, whose arthritis is limited to a single compartment in the knee, may be
eligible for partial knee replacement. This procedure is minimally invasive, can be
performed on an outpatient basis, and maintains more of the original bone, giving the
patient a more natural feeling implant.
Orthopaedic Excellence In Manhattan, New York City
Dr. Robert Haar is one of New York City’s most trusted
orthopaedic physicians, and has years of experience performing both traditional,
total knee replacement, as well as minimally invasive partial knee replacement. Dr. Haar’s
office, located on the Upper East Side, features an in-office, fully accredited ambulatory facility. This
facility allows Dr. Haar to perform partial knee replacement and many sports medicine
procedures in-house, allowing the patient return to his or her maximum level of activity in
a shorter amount of time with the greatest amount of convenience.
Schedule an appointment at Dr. Haar’s office for a
consultation regarding knee pain and arthritis treatment.