Overview of Knee Procedures

The surgical knee procedures available at the White Rock Orthopaedic Surgery Centre are:

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

  • Refers to any knee repair done using arthroscopy (a 4 mm telescope on the end of a fiber-optic cable). It entails several small holes in the knee and is the least intrusive of procedures.

Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

(also called UniKnee, Oxford Knee or Partial Knee Replacement)

  • Unicompartmental (one side) knee replacement is a technique that replaces a small part of the knee with an artificial component such as the Oxford Knee. It is less invasive than traditional methods using a smaller incision and allowing a faster recovery time.
Oxford Knee Implant Fixed Bearing Knee Implant

For a general overview on the role of surgery in the treatment of Arthiritis of the knee and photos of x-rays detailing the stages of disease and treatment please click here and review the relevant part of this presentation.

In addition to these pages, more information on these procedures can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions and in the knee surgery consent forms

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