One hundred forty Marmor cemented unicompartmental knee replacements were inserted in 103 patients between 1975 and 1982. Fifty-two patients were women and 51 were men. One hundred twenty-five were medial compartment knee replacements and 15 were lateral knee replacements. At minimum 15 year followup 34 patients with 48 knee replacements were living…
…Revision for failure of fixation of these unicompartmental replacements was comparable with that reported for fixed bearing total knee replacement. Disease progression (46%; 62 of 136 knees) and tibial subsidence with wear (10.4%; 15 of 136 knees, five of which required revision) were the major long term problems in this group of patients.
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 367:61-72, October 1999.
Squire, Matthew W. MD *; Callaghan, John J. MD *; Goetz, Devon D. MD **; Sullivan, Patrick M. MD **; Johnston, Richard C. MD *