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Partial knee replacement - series—Procedure

Procedure

Overview

The damaged bone is removed and replaced with an implant (prosthetic) made of plastic and metal.

Update Date 7/13/2015

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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