In this Oxford knee replacement video from Memorial Hermann, Dr. John Zerwas and Houston orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Likover show how the less invasive partial knee replacement surgery, an alternative to total knee replacement, eliminates the pain patients feel and restores normal motion.
In the video Dr. Zerwas shows x-rays of a knee in which the meniscus, or cartilage between the joints, has been ground away leaving bone on bone. The Oxford knee replaces only that portion of the joint, leaving most of the natural knee intact.
A knee replacement specialist, Dr. Likover says the Oxford knee has a number of advantages over total knee replacement, including a much smaller incision, much quicker recovery, less pain, and early rehabilitation. The Oxford Knee Replacement also offers a more natural movement of the knee so the patient can play sports such as tennis.
The Oxford knee replacement implant is designed with an artificial meniscus replacement bearing that mimics the natural meniscus ground down through the process of arthritis. No muscles are touched.
If you are considering a total knee replacement because arthritis has caused the meniscus to break down, leaving you with bone on bone knee pain, you may be a candidate for the Oxford Knee Replacement. Visit http://www.drlikover.com/oxford-partial-knee-replacement.html to learn more.
Video credits to Larry Likover YouTube channel