Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

Unicondylar knee resurfacing is an interim surgery to help relieve arthritis in one compartment of the knee. It does not replace the need for total knee replacement. During the procedure, the surgeon takes out only the damaged bone and attaches an implant to the affected area. Resurfacing is minimally invasive, requiring a smaller incision than knee replacement surgery and minimizing trauma to the surrounding healthy tissue and bone. Additionally, recovery is quicker and risk of complications is reduced.