Joint Preservation Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis
Like in the shoulder joint, younger patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis may benefit from surgery that puts off the need for full knee joint replacement. This type of surgery is suitable for people with severe abnormalities in knee alignment causing an imbalance in the kinematics and weight bearing, building up an uneven amount of pressure on one side of the joint and its cartilage. Knee joint preservation surgery aims at getting the knee joint ‘back in line’ so that it is more balanced.
To learn more about knee osteoarthritis, or to determine if you are a candidate for joint preservation surgery, please contact the orthopedic office of Dr. Peter Millett.