The joint surfaces of 1 or 2 of the 3 compartments of the knee are replaced in this procedure. This is a bone preserving procedure as the whole knee is not worn so does not need replacing in its entirety.
After your anaesthetic you are positioned onto your back. An incision is made down the middle of the knee. The knee joint is accessed with deeper dissection.
The worn articular surfaces of the knee joint are shaved and each surface is replaced with an implant made of metal or plastic.
The knee is then closed in the layers it was opened in and you shall leave theatre and be taken to the recovery area. Subsequently you shall then return to the ward and as long as there are no side effects of the anaesthetic you shall be encouraged to walk the same evening of your operation.
Mr Jamil uses an enhanced recovery protocol that enables you to get going earlier. This protocol starts in theatre with the anaesthetic agents and involves a specific regime & technique of local anaesthetic infiltration during the procedure and specific guided therapy from the nurses and physiotherapists after the operation. After 1 or 2 days of recovery in hospital you shall be ready to be discharged home.