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Radiological changes five years after unicompartmental knee replacement.

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Failure of a unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) may be caused by progressive osteoarthritis of the knee and/or failure of the prosthesis. Limb alignment can influence both of these factors. We have examined the fate of the other compartments and measured changes in leg alignment after UKR. A total of 50 UKRs was carried out on 45 carefully selected patients between 1989 and 1992. At operation, deliberate attempts were made to avoid overcorrection of the deformity. Four patients died, one...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
82
Issue:
7
Pages:
996-1000
Publication date:
2000-09-01
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ISSN:
0301-620X
Source identifiers:
62391

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