UKA: Standard

  • Fabio Catani
  • Vitantonio Digennaro
  • Gianluca Grandi
  • Andrea Marcovigi


Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has encountered a growing interest of the orthopedic community since its introduction in the first years of 1970s (UKA). The long-term outcome of UKA depends on patient selection, age, gender, and level of activity [18, 22, 25]. Despite satisfying clinical and radiological outcomes of UKAs procedures [26, 46, 47], many cases with need for further intervention were also reported [38]. Polyethylene implant failure [2, 29, 39], deterioration of the lateral compartment within a few years following the UKA, pain in the contralateral or patellofemoral compartment [5], and aseptic loosening [31] could affect implant survival.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Navigation System Total Knee Replacement Aseptic Loosening Minimally Invasive Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Catani
    • 1
  • Vitantonio Digennaro
    • 1
  • Gianluca Grandi
    • 1
  • Andrea Marcovigi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyModena University Hospital, University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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