Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Can Improve Mobility and Quality of Life

Having a partial knee replacement can have a transformative effect for a patient suffering from severe knee pain and limited mobility due to a degenerative condition, such as osteoarthritis. For many patients, partial replacement surgery can relieve pain and help them to regain mobility, thereby allowing them to walk, climb stairs, and perform other tasks more easily.

At Tampa General Hospital’s Joint Center, we take a multidisciplinary approach to knee surgery. All of our patients are provided with access to a team of specialists in orthopedic care that includes physicians, surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and others. This team will help to guide the patient through every aspect of the partial knee replacement process, from financial considerations to recovery. In fact, our commitment to providing our patients with outstanding surgical outcomes has contributed to our program’s many accolades, including placement on U.S.News & World Report’s list for high performing hospitals for knee replacement.

Additionally, TGH takes advantage of the latest surgical technologies to achieve the best possible results. For example, we offer MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing using the RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system, which provides our surgeons with real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. The resulting benefits for our patients include:

  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Bone sparing
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss during surgery
  • Reduced recovery time

Candidates for a partial knee replacement can find an approved physician and seek a referral to our program by using our PhysicianFinder or by calling us toll free at 1-800-822-DOCS (3627).