I Can't Kneel On My Knees

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Alternative Names

Partial knee replacement; Knee replacement - partial; Unicondylar knee replacement; Arthroplasty - unicompartmental knee; UKA; Minimally invasive partial knee replacement


Risks

Risks for anesthesia include:

  • Problems breathing
  • Reactions to medications

Risks for any surgery include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection

Risks for UKA include:

  • Blood clots
  • Fluid buildup in the knee joint
  • Implant failure
  • Nerve and blood vessel damage
  • Pain with kneeling
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rare)

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