Wondering if ligament-sparing knee replacement surgery is the right choice for you? It's likely that you are a candidate. The only requirements for being a qualified candidate are that you are looking for a total knee replacement and that you have an intact ACL! Suffering from arthritis of the knee, especially if that arthritis is too widespread for partial knee replacement, also makes you a likely candidate.
About 73% of potential patients considered for this surgery will have an intact ACL. To determine whether or not your ligament is intact, you will require an X-ray and a physical examination of your leg. In the case that your ACL is not intact, there's no need to worry; though you won't gain the extra benefits of ligament sparing knee surgery, you will still be eligible for traditional total knee replacement.