HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE HOSPITAL AND WHAT IS INVOLVED?

You will be admitted to the hospital the morning of your surgery. The surgery takes about 1-1/2 hours and depending upon the patientís insurance, hospitalization ranges from overnight to a stay of 1-2 days. Patients are fully weight bearing prior to their discharge from the hospital. The procedure involves restoring about 1/3 of the joint surface. Due to the small amount of bone that is resected to implant the device, there is a maximum preservation of tissue, the ligaments are retained and the remaining knee compartments remain intact.