A Uniknee Replacement Surgery by
Dr. Pradeep Sharma and team
A 50-year-old housewife had recently visited Orthopaediac OPD with complaint of Unicompartmental Osteoarthritis. She had good quality bones and her anatomy and alignment were well preserved. She had a painful walk and typical waddling gait due to medial joint disease. Her walking distance was significantly reduced and she had trouble doing her day-to day chores. She was too young for Total Joint Replacement as the disease was limited only to the medial compartment of the Knee.
Dr. Pradeep Sharma, Director & Head - Centre for Orthopaedics, Joint Reconstruction & Spine Surgery and team performed the surgery using bilateral unicompartmental oxford mobile bearing Knee. The joint was exposed through a medial parapatellar incision. The diseased condylar surfaces were excised and after adequate preparations a unicondylar femoral and tibial component were fixed.
Post operation, the patient started weight bearing and assisted-walking, the very next day. After 4 days, she could independently walk approximately fifty metres. Over the days, her pain was significantly reduced