Are the functional outcomes really inferior following unicondylar knee arthroplasty in patients with partial-thickness cartilage loss?


Pulatkan A., YILDIZ F. , UÇAN V. , ELMALI N. , TUNCAY İ.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.55, no.6, pp.513-517, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/j.aott.2021.21093
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.513-517
  • Keywords: Unicondylar knee arthroplasty, Medial Oxford knee, Partial thickness cartilage loss, Full thickness cartilage loss, Clinical outcome, CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION, OSTEOARTHRITIS, REPLACEMENT, VALIDATION

Abstract

Objective: The main indication for medial Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) is Full-Thickness Cartilage Loss (FTCL) in the isolated medial compartment of the knee. However, controversial outcomes were reported in patients with Partial-Thickness Cartilage Loss (PTCL). The aim of this study is to compare PTCL and FTCL based on intraoperative findings in medial UKA in terms of functional outcomes and complication rates requiring reoperation and revision.