Protesis de Rodilla parcial, Cádiz, Costa de la Luz




Advanced unicompartmental osteoarthritis of internal or external knee compartment due to the deteriorationof their structures.


Replacing the damagedpart of the knee joint with metal coverings that recreate the surface of the joint. These metal parts are typically held to the bone with cement. A plastic insert is placed between the two metal components to create a smooth gliding surface.

You will begin putting weight on your knee immediately after surgery. You may need a walker, cane, or crutches for the first few days or weeks until you become comfortable enough to walk without assistance.



Day 1

  • Arrival in clinic.
  • Consultation with Dr.Carrascosa: Diagnostic confirmation and indication for surgery (30 min.)
  • Anaesthesiologist Consultation: History and examination (120 min.)
  • Pre-operative tests.
  • Back to hotel.

Day 2

  • Admission to the clinic in the morning and nothing to eat for eight hours before admission time. No other drinks or foodstuffs to be taken.
  • Surgery approx. 9.00 h.
  • Stay at Post-Surgical Recovery Unit (monitoring and control by intensivist)

Day 3

  • Change to hospital room and radiological examination for the post-operative evaluation. Removal of drains.
  • Physiotherapy treatment starts (weightbearing, walking).

Day 4

  • Hospital discharge and back to hotel.
  • Physiotherapy and wound care on outpatient basis.

Day 5

  • Physiotherapy and wound care on outpatient basis.

Day 6

  • Physiotherapy and wound care on outpatient basis.

Day 7

  • Physiotherapy and wound care on outpatient basis.
  • Consultation with Dr.Carrascosa for evaluation and permission to fly.
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