At Sheba Medical Center, surgeries offered for the knees include corrective osteotomies and unicompartmental knee replacements. Corrective osteotomies are typically performed on younger patients whose knees are out of proper alignment. The procedure brings the femurs back into good alignment and can often relieve pain and help to correct gait.
A unicompartmental knee replacement is employed mostly in older patients who have extensive disease of the medial knee compartment. Prosthetic hardware is used to replace parts that are damaged by arthritis. This procedure usually has a shorter recovery period when compared to a total knee replacement.
The hip is made up of the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and part of the pelvis called the acetabulum. As people age, they become more likely to suffer a hip fracture either from a fall or spontaneously. Hip fractures, in combination with arthritis, are a frequent cause for hip replacements. Sheba Medical Center uses the latest techniques and advanced prostheses in our hip replacement surgeries, providing our patients with the best care available.