Unicompartmental knee replacement: a historical overview

Bruni, Danilo and Iacono, Francesco and Akkami, Ibrahim and Gagliardi, Michele and Zaffagnini, Stefano and Marcacci, Maurilio (2013) Unicompartmental knee replacement: a historical overview. Joints, 1 (2). pp. 45-47. ISSN 2282-4234

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There is currently a growing demand for unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) to treat degenerative osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis of a single compartment of the knee. This procedure has evolved significantly over the past three decades and we here present a brief review of the literature on this topic. This historical overview traces the hypotheses that have led to the modern state of the art in minimally invasive UKR surgery and to the revival of the concept of interpositional hemiarthroplasty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knee replacement, minimally invasive technique
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.4 Chirurgia secondo il Sistema e Regioni
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 11:20
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 11:20

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