Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Indications and Contraindications

Who are suitable candidates for an Unicompartmental Knee Replacement?

  • Arthritis must only be limited to one compartment of the knee which is confirmed by x-ray
  • Ideally patients should be above 60 years of age
  • Patients should have a BMI less than 30

 

Who are unsuitable candidates for an Unicompartmental Knee Replacement?

  • Patients with arthritis affecting more than one compartment of the knee
  • Patients with severe angular deformities
  • Patients with an unstable knee
  • Patients who have undergone a previous osteotomy
  • Patients who are involved in heavy physical work or contact sports

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