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.