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Modern Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty with CementA Concise Follow-up, at a Mean of Twenty Years, of a Previous Report*
Jean-Noel A. Argenson, MD1; Guillaume Blanc, MD1; Jean-Manuel Aubaniac, MD1; Sebastien Parratte, MD1
1 Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, 270, Boulevard Sainte-Marguerite, 13009, Marseille, France. E-mail address for J.-N.A. Argenson: jean-noel.argenson@ap-hm.fr
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Original Publication

Argenson JN, Chevrol-Benkeddache Y, Aubaniac JM. Modern unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with cement: a three to ten-year follow-up study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Dec;84(12):2235-9.

Investigation performed at the Institute for Locomotion, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France



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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 May 15;95(10):905-909. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00963
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Abstract

Abstract: 

We previously evaluated the three to ten-year results of 160 consecutive unicompartmental knee arthroplasties that had been performed by two surgeons in 147 patients with use of the cemented metal-backed Miller-Galante prosthesis. The average age of the patients at the time of the index procedure was sixty-six years. The purpose of the present study was to report the updated results of this series after a mean duration of follow-up of twenty years. Sixty-two patients (seventy knees) were living, and seven had been lost to follow-up. Eleven knees had undergone conversion to total knee arthroplasty, three had had an addition of a patellofemoral prosthesis, and five had had polyethylene exchange. Ten knees had had revision since the three to ten-year evaluation. The reasons for revision included progression of osteoarthritis in twelve knees, aseptic loosening (which had been absent at the three to ten-year evaluation) in two knees, and polyethylene wear (which was treated with liner exchange at an average of twelve years) in five knees. The average clinical and functional Knee Society scores were 91 and 88 points, respectively, at the time of the latest follow-up. The average flexion was 127° (range, 80° to 145°). We concluded that modern cemented metal-backed unicompartmental implants, evaluated at a mean of twenty years of follow-up in patients with osteoarthritis that was limited to one tibiofemoral compartment of the knee, provided durable pain relief and long-term restoration of knee function without compromising future conversion to conventional total knee arthroplasty.

Level of Evidence: 

Therapeutic Level IV. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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