A Rare Up-Front Look at Partial Knee Replacements

On Tuesday, Swedish Hospital organized a live knee surgery available via web stream, accompanied by a live chat on Twitter where viewer questions were answered in real time!It was a rare opportunity for people to get an inside look at a new surgical technology: a robotic-assisted technology that makes minimally invasive partial knee replacements possible.

Our surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle also perform this surgery at Swedish Hospital using this state-of-the-art equipment.

In addition, OSS surgeons perform the Oxford partial knee replacement as an outpatient in our surgery center in Wallingford. The Oxford partial knee replacement repairs only one side of the knee (the medial side), and is much smaller than a total knee implant.  It removes 75 percent less bone and cartilage, is less painful and enables a more rapid recovery than a total knee replacement.

If you’re interested in learning more, OSS Surgeon Dr. Charlie Peterson recently wrote this article about partial knee replacements.

If you have further questions or have any orthopedic concerns, Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle physicians are available to answer your questions. Please contact our offices at (206) 633-8100.

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