Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

If only one region of the knee is damaged and the remaining areas are healthy, partial knee replacement could be a great option for you. Our orthopedic surgeons often use state-of-the-art technologies to perform partial knee replacements.

What Is Partial Knee Replacement?

“Full” knee replacement surgery is the best treatment option when all surfaces inside the knee are damaged. If only one area inside your knee is damaged, your surgeon can replace only that area and retain healthy bone and cartilage surfaces in other areas. Partial knee replacements are most commonly done on the inner, or “medial,” aspect of the knee. However, they are also an option for the outer, or “lateral,” and front “patellofemoral” areas of the knee.

Who Is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Right For?

Partial knee replacement surgery may be an option if you have damage in only one area inside the knee resulting in chronic pain, joint instability, or stiffness that interferes with your everyday activities and impairs your quality of life. It is essential that there is no or minimal damage in other areas of the knee.

What Does Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Involve?

Often, partial knee replacement can be done through smaller incisions and less soft-tissue damage. Although the risk of needing a repeat surgery in the future is higher, partial knee replacements can provide many years of improvement in pain, function, and quality of life.

Patient Success

At Total Joint Specialists, our compassionate and skilled team works together and with you to understand your needs and help you meet all your goals. To better understand what you can expect when partnering with our team, see our many patient success stories.

Success Stories


What You Can Expect

At Total Joint Specialists, we make sure you know exactly what you can expect as you prepare for joint surgery. We help you learn how to prepare and understand expected recovery timelines, postoperative care instructions, and an overview of pain management strategies.

What to Expect

Specialized Knee Care You Can Trust

With exceptional focus and expertise in advanced knee joint care, our doctors at Total Joint Specialists spend every day setting the standard in knee replacement and care. Our team has the knowledge and skill to offer the guidance, support, and care plan that is right for your knee pain and your goals.

Learn more about how our experts at Total Joint Specialists can treat your knee problem by calling (770) 292-6500 or requesting an appointment online now. Our specialty-trained doctors are available for you at convenient offices throughout the region: Acworth, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Ellijay, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Midtown (Atlanta), Sandy SpringsSnellville, and Woodstock, Georgia.