Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

  • Sebastien Parratte
  • Jean-Noel Argenson


Unicompartmental arthroplasty has become the standard of treatment for patients with full loss of cartilage limited to one femorotibial compartment. When the indications are satisfied and the surgical principles respected, it is possible to restore full knee function after UKA. The recent evolution in surgical technique and instrumentation has allowed the surgeon to perform the procedure through a reliable mini-incision approach and to extend the indication to lateral compartment osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, or post-traumatic disorder.


Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty Unicompartmental arthritis of the knee Mini-invasive surgery Knee avascular osteonecrosis Post-traumatic arthritis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Institute for LocomotionHôpital St. MargueriteMarseilleFrance

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