Dr. Joseph F. Zabilski: A lot of people come into my office and ask me, “Doc I have some arthritis, should I have a partial knee replacement or a full knee replacement?” And they were wondering what to do. What I usually tell them is that it depends on several factors. It depends on the severity of the arthritis, location of the arthritis. In some factors they actually – they don’t have to do with arthritis at all, such as the status of ligaments around the knee, a patient’s age, and their activity levels. Generally speaking, if you’re doing a partial knee replacement, you’re only going to replace a portion of the knee. So if there’s arthritis in an area then you’re not going to replace – I mean I get the results you are looking for. So we have to assess the entire knee to see if replacing just a portion of it will eliminate the symptoms. If the area of arthritis is limited and your pain is in that area, then you might be a good candidate for partial knee replacement.