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Unicompartmental knee replacement

Hemant Pandit, Christopher Dodd and David Murray

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.008013

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Unicompartmental knee replacement

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Ideal treatment option for end-stage osteoarthritis affecting a single compartment of the knee

Unicompartmental knee replacement has many advantages over total knee replacement

Restores near normal kinematics

Usually gives a better range of movement

Patients require a shorter hospital stay

Fewer serious complications

Chapter.  2827 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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