A partial knee replacement surgery or a unicompartmental knee anthroplasty is now attracting a large number of patients from USA, Europe and Africa to world class hospitals in India. The leading surgeons in India have gained tremendous experience and are now doing this surgery with almost perfect outcomes. This minimally invasive knee joint replacement is done with only a 3 to 5 inches incision and recovery to normal life is faster. Unicompartmental knee anthroplasty can help treat severe knee damage caused by an injury or diseases like arthritis. Originally, people used to undergo a total knee replacement surgery for this purpose, where all the cartilage from the knee joint was replaced with metal and plastic prosthetics. However, in the partial knee replacement surgery procedure, only the damaged area of the cartilage is removed from the joint and the healthy parts of the joint are left intact. Therefore, if you go in for the partial knee replacement surgery, most of your original knee structure remains intact. The most suitable candidates for the partial knee replacement surgery are in cases where arthritis or injury has affected only one side of the knee.You may also be eligible for this surgery, in case you are over 60 years old and are suffering from extreme pain in the knee. The incisions used in the partial knee replacement surgery procedure are much smaller than total knee replacement surgery. Therefore, partial knee replacement surgery recovery is usually faster than total knee replacement. The patient is mobilized at the hospital just a day after the surgery and is able to put entire weight on the knee immediately. During this stage, it is good for you to take short, frequent walks, with someone helping you. For the first 3 or 4 weeks after the surgery, you will need support to move around. Exercises like swimming, walking and cycling are good for your knee after the surgery; though you need the doctor’s approval.