Making your next unicompartmental knee arthroplasty last: three keys to success.

@article{Whiteside2005MakingYN,
  title={Making your next unicompartmental knee arthroplasty last: three keys to success.},
  author={Leo A. Whiteside},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4 Suppl 2},
  pages={2-3}
}
Alignment, ligament balance, and implant fixation are essential in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Adequate exposure allows assessment of the opposite compartment, trimming of medial femoral and tibial osteophytes, and a thorough notchplasty. Intramedullary instruments provide accurate and reproducible alignment of the implants in extension, and the anteroposterior axis offers the best landmark for varus-valgus alignment in flexion and also centers the femoral component on the surface of… CONTINUE READING
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