Analysis of the unicompartmental knee arthroplasty results

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In 2012-2014 total 67 unicompartmental arthroplasty surgeries with use of Oxford knee meniscal bearing were performed. The surgeries were performed by a single surgeon. Minimally invasive approach was used. All patients were evaluated clinically, radiographically and with Oxford Knee score scale, Knee Society score scale and functional scale. Obtained data was processed with nonparametric Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test. Results were processed using the statistical analysis application package SPSS, version 10.07. Analysis of of mid-term results showed that the average for Oxford Knee score increased from 16.4 (95% CI 9-23) to 41.3 (95% CI 29-47). Average for Knee Society score scale increased from 42.7 (95% CI 31-55) to 88.6 (95% CI 73-100). No occurrence of early postoperative complications have been reported. Statistically significant improvements of knee function in patients after unicompartmental arthroplasty have been observed. Unicompartmental arthroplasty currently can be considered as an advanced treatment option for medial knee joint pathology. Meniscal bearing cemented prostheses such as Oxford III are preferable.

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S. A. Firsov

Railway Clinical Hospital in Yaroslav Station

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation

V. V. Gagarin

Railway Clinical Hospital in Yaroslav Station

Russian Federation


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