The effect of body mass index on the outcomes of cementless medial mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee replacements.
Mohammad HR., Mellon S., Judge A., Dodd C., Murray D.
PURPOSE: Given an increasingly overweight population, unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs) are being performed in patients with higher body mass indices (BMIs). There are concerns that cemented fixation will not last. Cementless fixation may offer a solution, but the long term results in different BMI groups has not been assessed. We studied the effect of BMI on the outcomes of cementless UKRs. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 1000 medial cementless mobile-bearing UKR with a mean follow up of 6.6 years (SD 2.7) were analysed. UKRs were categorised into four BMI groups: (1) ≥ 18.5 to