Watch this fantastic presentation by top Orthopaedic consultant Mr Ben Lankester on unicompartmental knee degeneration
This video is a small taster of our extensive OA knee course
Patients can sometimes be fearful that their wound may open post surgery so its nice to be aware of the skilled work that goes in stitching multiple layers prior to gluing the superficial layer. Patients find it very reassuring to hear and it can give them the confidence they need to push their range post op.
Unloader or Offloader braces can be used to relieve the pain of Unicompartmental knee OA.
This trial of 149 patients found improved outcomes with use of the brace comparative to a placebo brace.
So these braces can be very effective and non invasive assistance for those struggling despite rehab. They are however expensive and some patients find them difficult to tolerate due to discomfort.
More info on our extensive Knee OA Course with full narrated surgery for no copers, patient case studies and rehab videos.