At Orthopaedic and Spine Center (OSC), we often encounter very athletic patients who, because of a combination of injuries throughout their careers, have required anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery. These patients have often had a total of two or even three arthroscopic procedures and continue to experience chronic pain and instability. X-rays taken of these patients who are now typically in their late 30’s or 40’s will show bone-on-bone arthritis, usually in the medial compartment of the knee. The patients are usually told that they require a knee replacement in order to eliminate their pain.
Dr. Robert Snyder at OSC has extensive experience in treating these patients with a combination ACL reconstruction and partial unicondylar knee replacement using the ConforMIS system. This approach allows a younger, more active patient to obtain the benefits of partial knee replacement to eliminate pain, and also of ACL reconstruction to eliminate instability of the knee. This can prolong their athletic careers or even allow them to continue to be much more active.
If you wish to talk to a professional about partial knee replacement with ACL reconstruction or to be examined and evaluated, contact OSC at 757-596-1900.