[Influence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis on functional outcome after unicondylar knee arthroplasty].

@article{Hauptmann2005InfluenceOP,
  title={[Influence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis on functional outcome after unicondylar knee arthroplasty].},
  author={S. M. Hauptmann and U. Kreul and Farhad Mazoochian and C V Schulze-Pellengahr and Volkmar Jansson and Peter Ernst M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Der Orthopade},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1088, 1090-3}
}
BACKGROUND Patellofemoral osteoarthritis is generally considered a contraindication for unicondylar knee arthroplasty. Therefore, even with an intact lateral compartment, bicondylar surface replacement is preferred when patellofemoral osteoarthritis is present, despite comparatively worse functional results. In the present study, the influence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis on the outcome of the Oxford III unicondylar implant was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The HSS and the patella… CONTINUE READING