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Title: Cementless PCA unicompartmental joint arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the knee. A prospective study of 51 cases.
Authors: Magnussen, P A;Bartlett, R J
Affiliation: Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1990
Citation: The Journal of Arthroplasty; 5(2): 151-8
Abstract: The authors report a prospective study of the first 51 cementless P.C.A. unicompartmental arthroplasties performed for osteoarthritis of the knee by one surgeon. Forty-two medial prostheses in 38 patients and 9 lateral prostheses in 9 patients were reviewed at a minimum of 2 years after surgery. Patients were assessed using the HSS score. In the medial joint replacement group, 37 (88%) had an excellent or good result, 3 (7%) were fair, and 2 (5%) poor. Subjectively 37 (88%) were good, 2 (5%) were fair, and 3 (7%) had a poor result. All of the lateral joint replacements had an excellent or good result. This improvement was due to pain relief and increased functional ability; preoperative range of movement was maintained or only slightly improved. There were five unsatisfactory results, three due to technical errors (one requiring revision), one a failure of patient selection, and the last an unexplained synovitis causing persistent discomfort. The early results for the cementless PCA unicompartmental knee arthroplasty are encouraging, with a satisfactory result in 90% of patients.
Internal ID Number: 2358814
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11739
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2358814
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged
Bone Cements
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Knee Joint.physiology
Knee Prosthesis
Movement
Osteoarthritis.surgery
Prospective Studies
Time Factors
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