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patellectomy

I had a patellectomy about 30 years ago.  Now I have arthritis on the knee and bone on bone.  My doctor says because of the loss of the patella I cannot have a knee replacement.  The arthritis is on the lateral/inside.  Is this true?
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Hi,
I would like to know is it that only lateral compartment of your knee is affected?
If yes, then I think you can request your doctor about unicompartmental knee replacement.
In such a case you can only get medial or lateral compartment replaced.
Keep me informed if you have any queries.
Bye.
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I had a patellectomy 35 years ago and am scheduled for total knee replacement in December. According to my surgeon, thousands of these procedures have been done and it is actually a simpler procedure without the patella. The recovery period is longer due to the muscle atrophy and general lack of strength associated with the loss of the patella.
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