IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Page 6
Conference: North Zone Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, 2014 – Amritsar, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: P V Kailey
Authors Affiliations:[1] Anuvrat Superspeciality Clinics
Address of Correspondence:
Dr.P V Kailey , 397/398 , Third Floor , Double Storey, New Rajendra Nagar , New Delhi – 110060

Email: pvkailey@yahoo.co.in


Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is appropriate for one in four patients with osteoarthritic knees. This study was done on the first 100 consecutive cases of osteoarthrosis knee over a period of 2 years . Two designs of uni knee were employed . Oxford ( Biomet ) knee for medial comptt oa in 88 knees and Allegretto ( Zimmer ) for lateral comptt oa in 12 knees . Indications were anteromedial arthritis with full thickness lateral compartment cartilage, a functioning ACL and a correctible varus for medial comptt oa and lateral cartilage loss with functional acl and correctible valgus for lateral comptt oa . Average age of patients was 68 years .38 patients were females while 22 were male . Minimum follw-up was 3 months and maximum 2 years .All pts had good or excellent results with one pt sustaining peri prosthetic fracture 3 weeks after surgery .There was no case for revision or infection . Unicompartmental knee replacements have many advantages over total knee replacements (TKR). They have a better range of movement, a better feel, better function, and pain relief that is as good if not better. There are also advantages in terms of morbidity: blood loss is less and transfusion is usually not necessary, complications are less frequent and if they do occur are less severe, recovery and rehabilitation are more rapid. UKA for unicompartmental oa of the knee is reliable in the short to medium term, and gives results similar or better to those obtained with TKR .


How to Cite this Abstract
P V Kailey. Oxford Knee Replacement – Overview of First 100 Cases. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings. April 2014;1(1):6