International Orthopaedics

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 1061–1066 | Cite as

Results with nine years mean follow up on one hundred and three KAPS® uni knee arthroplasties: eighty six medial and seventeen lateral

  • Dominique Saragaglia
  • Adrien Bevand
  • Ramsay Refaie
  • Brice Rubens-Duval
  • Régis Pailhé
Original Paper



The purpose of this study was to present the results of the KAPS® uni knee arthroplasty system, both mobile and fixed bearing with reference to function, alignment and complications in 103 implants with a mean follow-up of nine years.


This was a retrospective study of 103 unicompartimental knee arthroplasties in 89 patients operated on between March 2005 and March 2010. The population was composed of 50 males and 39 females, with a mean age of 70.5 ± 7.5 years (41 – 90). Eighty-seven patients had a genu varum deformity (84.5%), one of whom had an osteoid osteoma of the lateral tibial plateau and 16 patients had a genu valgum (15.5%). Eighty-six medial prostheses were implanted (82 mobile bearings and 4 fixed bearings) and 17 lateral prostheses (all fixed bearings) including the osteoid osteoma.


At a mean follow-up of 107.5 months (73–138), 72 knees (58 patients) were reviewed (70%). The mean IKS score was of 173 ± 31 points (58 – 200). The mean Oxford knee score was 21 ± 8 points (12 – 50). The cumulated survival rate at a follow up of 132 months was 98.2%.


The KAPS® unicompartmental knee arthroplasty gives efficacious and safe outcomes in the majority of cases at a mean follow-up of nine years. The availability of both fixed and mobile bearings with the same instrumentation, allowing to choose the right implant intra-operatively, is a great advantage in order to avoid the occurrence of some complications, specific to mobile bearing prostheses (dislocation and over-correction).


Gonarthrosis Unicompartimental knee arthroplasty Mobile bearing Genu varum Genu valgum 



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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest related to this article.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sport TraumatologyGrenoble South Teaching HospitalÉchirollesFrance
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsWansbeck HospitalNorthumberlandUK

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