The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.
Claudication is muscular pain, cramping, or fatigue that typically occurs during exercise and goes away with rest.
The malleoli are specific parts of the tibia and fibula that form the ankle. These consist of the lateral malleolus, which is at the end of the fibula, the medial malleolus, which is on the inside of the tibia (shinbone), and the posterior malleolus, which is at the back of the tibia.
The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.
An Achilles tendon tear is a traumatic injury that causes sudden pain behind the ankle. Patients may hear a pop or a snap, and will almost always say they feel as though they have been kicked in the heel (even though no one has kicked them).