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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 

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00167-021-06549-0

Type

Journal article

Journal

Knee surg sports traumatol arthrosc

Publication Date

17/04/2021

Keywords

Body mass index, Cementless fixation, Mid-long term outcomes, Unicondylar knee replacement