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This prospective study describes the outcome of the first 1000 phase 3 Oxford medial unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs) implanted using a minimally invasive surgical approach for the recommended indications by two surgeons and followed up independently. The mean follow-up was 5.6 years (1 to 11) with 547 knees having a minimum follow-up of five(More)
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is appropriate for one in four patients with osteoarthritic knees. This study was performed to compare the safety, effectiveness and economic viability of a new accelerated protocol with current standard care in a state healthcare system. A single blind RCT design was used. Eligible patients were screened for NSAID(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional observational study. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine if there was an association between wasting of psoas and multifidus as observed on MRI scans and the presenting symptoms, reported pathology, pain, or disability of a cohort of patients presenting with unilateral low back pain. SUMMARY OF(More)
We designed a prospective study to examine the influence of graft type (hamstring or patella tendon) on thigh muscle torque recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. 60 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction, using a hamstring or patella tendon graft, were studied and 45 were followed up to 1 year. Concentric and eccentric quadriceps and(More)
Proprioception was assessed after knee replacement to compare total (TKA) to unicompartmental (UKA) knee arthroplasty. Thirty-four patients were recruited; seventeen patients underwent TKA and seventeen patients underwent UKA. The patient's age was similar in both groups. Two measures of proprioception, joint position sense (JPS) and postural sway (PS) were(More)
Mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs) with a flat tibial plateau have not performed well in the lateral compartment, owing to a high dislocation rate. This led to the development of the Domed Lateral Oxford UKR (Domed OUKR) with a biconcave bearing. The aim of this study was to assess the survival and clinical outcomes of the Domed OUKR(More)
It is recommended that in medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) should not be undertaken unless there is bone on bone. This recommendation is not evidence based and it is important to know if it is correct as there are many patients with pain and partial thickness cartilage loss (PTCL) who could potentially benefit(More)
Studies on the use of lateral wedge orthotics in the conservative management of medial compartment osteoarthritis are widely quoted. This approach, however, does not consider the disruption of the interaction between lower limb and foot and ankle function that lateral wedges would produce. This comprehensive, systematic review was therefore undertaken to(More)
Unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) is a commonly performed procedure, suitable for one in four patients requiring knee replacement for end-stage osteoarthritis. Recovery and return of function is quicker than with total knee replacement (TKR), but little information is known about the recovery of muscle power. We prospectively studied a cohort of forty(More)
The current rate of day-case anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in the UK remains low. Although specialised care pathways with standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been effective in reducing length of stay following some surgical procedures, this has not been previously reported for ACLR. We evaluate the effectiveness of SOPs for(More)