ADVANCE® Unicompartmental Knee
The ADVANCE® Unicompartmental Knee System, or Uni-Knee, offers patients with less extensive knee damage an alternative to total knee replacement. With a Uni-Knee, patients can experience a shorter hospital stay and recovery time, faster rehabilitation, and a significantly smaller scar.
Another benefit to the less-invasive Uni-Knee surgery is the amount of bone conserved. ADVANCE® Uni-Knees are designed to leave as much unaffected bone in the body as possible, creating a healthier knee environment and more options if future surgery is needed.
Using the unique instrumentation designed specifically for the minimally-invasive surgical technique, the unicompartmental knee surgery can be performed through a 3" to 4" incision (as opposed to an 8" to 12" scar left by total knee replacement procedures). The unique design of the ADVANCE® Uni-Knee implants match the anatomical shape of the normal knee. This replaces designs that require the surgeon to reshape the bone to fit the implant, thus resulting in more bone removal. By providing this more natural shape, the ADVANCE® Uni-Knee may provide more normal motion and lead to longer implant life that could delay or prevent the need for total knee replacement.