Medial vs lateral unicompartmental knee arthrroplasty: clinical results

Medial vs lateral unicompartmental knee arthrroplasty: clinical results

Authors

  • Andrea Fiocchi
  • Vincenzo Condello
  • Vincenzo Madonna
  • M. Bonomo
  • Claudio Zorzi

Keywords:

UKA, medial, lateral unicompartmental arthroplasty, unicondylar

Abstract

Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) is a common procedure for the management of isolated osteoarthritis. UKA is considered less invasive compared to total knee arthroplasty, associated with less operative time, blood loss and faster recovery. Isolated lateral osteoarthritis is a relatively uncommon clinical problem, with an incidence about ten times lower than the medial compartment. In fact, lateral UKA are about 5-10% of the total amount of the UKAs. In addition, it’s historically considered more challenging and with poorer results. The aim of this paper was to compare current indications, modes of failure, survivorship and clinical results of medial and lateral UKA by a narrative review of the latest literature. 

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Published

07-06-2017

How to Cite

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Fiocchi A, Condello V, Madonna V, Bonomo M, Zorzi C. Medial vs lateral unicompartmental knee arthrroplasty: clinical results. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];88(2 -S):38-44. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/6510