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Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

  • Francesco Benazzo
  • Alfred J. Tria
  • Matteo Ghiara
  • Dexter K. Bateman
  • Stefano Marco Paolo Rossi
  • Jared S. Preston
  • Dominick V. Congiusta
Chapter

Abstract

Partial knee arthroplasty has had followers since the 1970s. As the implants for the patellofemoral and tibiofemoral articulations improved, surgeons began to combine the replacements in an attempt to spare the ligaments of the knee, to remove a minimal amount of bone, and above all, to get back the knee to the pristine kinematic conditions. Initially, the surfaces were replaced with individual implants. A monolithic femoral component was designed and has had some limited success. The chapter will review the experience of the European surgeons with the separate components and the American surgeons with the monolithic prostheses.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Benazzo
    • 1
  • Alfred J. Tria
    • 2
  • Matteo Ghiara
    • 1
  • Dexter K. Bateman
    • 2
  • Stefano Marco Paolo Rossi
    • 1
  • Jared S. Preston
    • 2
  • Dominick V. Congiusta
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of Orthopedic and Traumatology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San MatteoUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.The Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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