Joint registries provide conflicting data on UKA outcomes, risk of revision

Rapp, Susan M.
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p10
The article reports on conflicting data regarding unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) outcomes, according to Michael J. Dunbar, co-chairman of the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry. According to him, age is the prime factor associated with outcome differences between UKA and total knee arthroplasty. UKA and TKA surgeries also have different modes of failure. He also added that in the Swedish register, patients who underwent UKA and TKA, UKA had a higher satisfaction rate. Relative risk associated with UKA is also reported.


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