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Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has numerous advantages over total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and one disadvantage, the higher revision rate. The best way to minimize the revision rate is for surgeons to use UKA for at least 20% of their knee arthroplasties. To achieve this, they need to learn and apply the appropriate indications and techniques. This would decrease the revision rate and increase the number of UKAs which were implanted, which would save money and patients would benefit from improved outcomes over their lifetime. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2018;100-B:432-5.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620X.100B4.BJJ-2017-0716.R1

Type

Journal article

Journal

Bone joint j

Publication Date

01/04/2018

Volume

100-B

Pages

432 - 435

Keywords

Indications, National Joint Registry, Revision rate, Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, Usage, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Hemiarthroplasty, Humans, Knee Prosthesis, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Patient Selection, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Registries, Reoperation, Treatment Outcome, United Kingdom