CC BY-NC-ND-license · Joints 2015; 03(02): 82-84
DOI: 10.11138/jts/2015.3.2.082
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Medial unicondylar knee arthroplasty: technical pearls

Filippo Boniforti
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Publication Date:
15 September 2017 (online)


Unicondylar knee arthroplasty implantation is extremely demanding as the prosthesis needs to be integrated in the natural anatomy of the knee. It ensures the integrity of the natural knee kinematic. Some studies and registries data have shown lower success rate in comparison with total knee arthroplasty, and patientrelated factors may have an impact on outcome. While, better results have been published by high volume centres. The indications for surgery should be reconsidered critically, even if medial osteo arthritis of the knee remains the most common. This article sets out the diagnostic, and surgical steps in order to fine tuning the unicompartmental replacement of the knee.