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Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Factors Influencing the Outcome.
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PMID:  23150345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Currently, the outcome and indications of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) are still controversial. We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive case series of UKA done by a single surgeon between 2004 and 2007 including 178 knees (140 patients). There were 31 lateral UKA and 147 medial UKA. With a minimum follow-up of 24 months (average 54 months) in 159 knees (other 19 knees were lost to follow-up at 3 to 18 months after surgery), 6 knees (3.8%, all medial UKA) were converted to total knee arthroplasty in 17 to 66 months (average 33 months). We found that the outcome of UKA was not influenced by the patient's age, body mass index, or early degeneration in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). Compared with other reports, there was a greater proportion of lateral UKA in our series (17.4%). Although lateral UKA showed a trend toward less complications and implant failure compared with medial UKA, WOMAC scores (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index) were similar between the two types of partial knee arthroplasty. Our results indicate that young age, obesity, and early degeneration in the PFJ may not be contraindications to UKA, and lateral UKA functions as well as, if not better than medial UKA. However, a long-term follow-up is required to confirm these findings.
Zhiqing Xing; Jonathan Katz; William Jiranek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of knee surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1538-8506     ISO Abbreviation:  J Knee Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137599     Medline TA:  J Knee Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  369-374     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Orthopaedics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.
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