Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
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.
KeywordsAnterior Cruciate Ligament Total Knee Replacement High Tibial Osteotomy Mechanical Axis Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
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