Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

  • Panayotis N. Soucacos
  • Panayotis N. Soucacos
  • Athanasios E. Karamitros


Noninflammatory osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis affecting either one compartment of the knee.

Initially indicated for elderly rather sedentary population; however its use in younger and more active patients (as an alternative to high tibial osteotomy or total knee replacement) has increased. Results in young patients have yet to be evaluated as they are derived from series with short and midterm follow-up.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Total Knee Replacement High Tibial Osteotomy Mechanical Axis Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty 
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Further Reading

  1. Ackroyd CE, Whitehouse SL, Newman JH, Joslin CC. A comparative study of the medial St Georg Sled and Kinematic total knee arthroplasties. Ten-year survivorship. J Bone Joint Surg. 2002;84B:667–72.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Berger RA, Meneghini RM, Jacobs JJ, Sheinkop MB, Della Valle CJ, Rosenberg AG, et al. Results of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a minimum of 10 years of follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg. 2005;87A:999–1006.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Marmor L. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: 10 to 13 year follow-up study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1988;226:14–20.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. O’Rourke MR, Gardner JJ, Callaghan JJ, Liu SS, Goetz DD, Vittetoe DA, et al. Unicompartmental knee replacement. A minimum twenty-one year follow-up, end-result study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005;440:27–37.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Steele RG, Hutabarat S, Evans RL, Ackroyd CE, Newman JH. Survivorship of the St Georg Sled medial unicompartmental knee replacement beyond ten years. J Bone Joint Surg. 2006;88B:1164–8.Google Scholar
  6. Nice clinical guideline 92 – Venous thromboembolism: reducing the risk. Reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital. Jan 2010 (

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panayotis N. Soucacos
    • 1
  • Panayotis N. Soucacos
    • 2
  • Athanasios E. Karamitros
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Research & Education Center (OREC)AthensGreece
  3. 3.Third Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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