I am hopefully a candidate for a partial knee replacement of the medial compartment. Before I lost 55 pounds, all the doctors were only suggesting a total knee, despite the fact that all my problems are in the medial only compartment (as far as I know based on a 2015 MRI). All my pain is in that compartment, so I have reason to hope this is a viable option. My question - I was reading about President Bush getting a partial knee replacement by a top surgeon at Rush Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and one of the benefits they mention in this article or another one I read tonight (https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/wa...Rush-University-Medical-Center-267020221.html) is that at least in the President's surgery, no muscle, ligament, or tendon was cut. My question is simple - are all partial knee replacements like the President's, with no cutting of any muscle, ligament, or tendor, or does this Rush Memorial surgeon have such technical skill that he can do what no one else can do? I'm trying also to decide whether to get my partial knee replacement done here locally or if I should travel to a major medical university like Rush, or closer ones to me like Vanderbilt in Nashville or Emory in Atlanta. What did most of you do for knee surgeon, partial or otherwise, did you go to a in town local doctor, or travel 2-4 or more hours to a top notch major medical university to get a top notch doctor and his staff to work your knee surgery? Also, they have this local to me: Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for partial knee replacement. Anyone else had this partial knee by Mako Robotic arm? Are all partial knee replacements done with such robots now?