Patient Criteria for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Are There Exclusion Criteria?

  • Alexander L. Neuwirth
  • Matthew J. Grosso
  • Jeffrey A. GellerEmail author


With an increased focus on minimally invasive surgery, rapid postoperative recovery and mimicking of native knee kinematics, unicondylar knee arthroplasty has recently gained in popularity. While contraindications to this surgery have classically been defined, recent studies have raised the possibility of expanding surgical indications. This chapter will identify recent controversies in indications for unicondylar knee arthroplasty, and it will review recent data suggesting that historical indications be revisited.


UKA Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty Unicompartmental Exclusion Indication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander L. Neuwirth
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Grosso
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Geller
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNew York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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