Partial knee replacement

Osteoarthristis (OA) may affect all three sections of your knee—the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (knee cap). However, it may only affect one or two of these, in which case you may be an appropriate candidate for a partial knee replacement, where only the damaged section of your knee is replaced and your healthy sections are left intact.


Knee Anatomy



  1. Preservation of healthy bone and all the ligaments of the knee for more natural motion and feeling post-op
  2. Potentially less invasive surgery (due to smaller implant) with a potentially smaller incision and decreased blood loss
  3. Faster rehab/recovery time, with decreased post-op pain and reduced medication
  4. If a JOURNEY partial knee implant needs to be replaced later in life, it can be swapped out for a regular, or "primary," knee replacement implant rather than a larger, more invasive total knee "revision" system.

Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.  The information on this site does not replace your doctor's specific instructions.