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Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Indications, Surgical Techniques and Complications

  • Tad L. Gerlinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Considerations and Indications for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Faisal Akram, Brett Levine
      Pages 3-12
    3. Alexander L. Neuwirth, Matthew J. Grosso, Jeffrey A. Geller
      Pages 19-24
    4. Daniel D. Bohl, Tad L. Gerlinger
      Pages 25-35
    5. Daniel R. Mesko, Sheeba M. Joseph
      Pages 37-42
    6. Matthew P. Siljander, Jay S. Croley, Donald M. Knapke
      Pages 43-53
  3. Surgical Techniques for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Brian C. Fuller, Tad L. Gerlinger
      Pages 57-67
    3. Nicholas J. Greco, Kojo A. Marfo, Keith R. Berend
      Pages 69-94
    4. Vasili Karas, Richard A. Berger
      Pages 95-105
    5. Kevin J. Choo, Jess H. Lonner
      Pages 107-120
    6. Brian Darrith, Jeffery H. DeClaire, Nicholas B. Frisch
      Pages 121-131
    7. Dipak B. Ramkumar, Niveditta Ramkumar, Yale A. Fillingham
      Pages 161-167
    8. Robert A. Sershon, Kevin B. Fricka
      Pages 169-177
    9. Peter F. Helvie, Linda I. Suleiman
      Pages 179-185
  4. Complications of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About this book


Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) - also known as unicondylar knee arthroplasty or partial knee replacement - is an excellent surgical option for the treatment of isolated medial, lateral and patellofemoral compartment arthritis of the knee, as long term results suggest high patient satisfaction and survivability that rivals total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These procedures are well-suited for rapid recovery protocols and outpatient surgery through well-structured surgical pathways. With demand increasing for knee arthroplasty, patients presenting sooner and at a younger age, and an ever-increasing interest from patients, surgeons and payors in outpatient surgery, the demand for unicompartmental arthroplasty is expected to increase significantly.  

This text will assist orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, residents and attendings in developing successful pathways for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, divided into three thematic sections. Part one discusses the history, indications and patient selection for UKA, including how to manage patient expectations, as well as implant choices. Surgical techniques for UKA are presented in part two, both the medial and lateral sides, with discussion of mobile bearings, pain management, blood preservation strategies, and therapy options both before and after surgery. Complications and their prevention are presented in part three, including periprosthetic fractures and infection.

Timely and practical, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty will provide orthopedic surgeons and related clinical staff with all they need to know to bring this increasingly common technique into practice. 


Anterior cruciate ligament Component failure Lateral side Medial side Mobile bearing Partial knee arthroplasty Patellofemoral joint Periprosthetic fracture Periprosthetic infection Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty Unicondylar knee arthroplasty

Editors and affiliations

  • Tad L. Gerlinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Adult Reconstruction Division, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

About the editors

Tad L. Gerlinger, MD, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
  • Book Subtitle Indications, Surgical Techniques and Complications
  • Editors Tad L. Gerlinger
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-27410-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-27413-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-27411-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
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“This treatise is intended for attending orthopedic surgeons, fellows, and residents. … This is a recommended publication for medical libraries that are frequented by members of the intended audience that still used print books as a reference.” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody’s Book Reviews, April 3, 2020)