Saw cuts in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: an analysis of Sawbone preparations.

@article{Clarius2009SawCI,
  title={Saw cuts in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: an analysis of Sawbone preparations.},
  author={Michael Clarius and Peter R. Aldinger and Thomas Bruckner and Joern Bengt Seeger},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={314-6}
}
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has become a frequently used treatment option for anteromedial osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee due to good clinical and functional results. However, serious complications like tibial plateau fractures have been reported. These can be associated with saw cuts during surgery. The purpose of this study was to analyse saw cuts during Sawbone preparations at instructional unicompartmental knee courses and to identify potential sources of surgical error. One… CONTINUE READING