What is UKA and TKA?

What is UKA and TKA?

Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA; also known as partial knee replacement) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are treatment options for patients whose osteoarthritis involves only one of the three knee compartments; however, most patients with this condition undergo TKA.

What is the difference between TKR and TKA?

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total knee replacement (TKR) is a common orthopaedic surgery that involves replacing the articular surfaces (femoral condyles and tibial plateau) of the knee joint with smooth metal and highly cross-linked polyethylene plastic.

What is a TKA test?

Background. The Six-minute walk (6MW) and Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG) are short walk tests commonly used to evaluate functional recovery after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

What is a TKA procedure?

In total knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the end of the femur bone and end of the tibia are removed and replaced. The knee is the largest joint in the body that consists of the following: Femur (lower end of the thighbone) Tibia (the upper end of the shinbone) Patella (the kneecap)

Is a partial knee replacement worth it?

Compared to total knee replacement, partial knee replacement better preserves range of motion and knee function because it preserves healthy tissue and bone in the knee. For these reasons, patients tend to be more satisfied with partial knee replacement compared with total knee replacement.

How long will a partial knee replacement last?

Many studies show that more than 90 percent of partial knee replacements are still functioning well 10 years after the surgery. Other research indicates that patients who have a partial knee replacement on one side and a total knee replacement on the other consistently prefer the partial knee replacement.

Is TKA a diagnosis?

Periprosthetic TKA infections remain difficult to diagnose and treat. Diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical findings, serologic tests, and imaging and laboratory findings.

How long is TKA recovery?

You will probably be able to walk on your own in 4 to 8 weeks. You will need to do months of physical rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement. Rehab will help you strengthen the muscles of the knee and help you regain movement.

Why would you need a TKA?

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most cost-effective and consistently successful surgeries in orthopedics. It provides reliable outcomes for patients suffering from end-stage degenerative hip osteoarthritis. Specifically, it can alleviate pain, restore function, and lead to an improved quality of life.

What is the life expectancy of a partial knee replacement?

Many studies show that more than 90 percent of partial knee replacements are still functioning well 10 years after the surgery.