Consensus Statement on Indications and Contraindications for Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty


Previous work, now nearly 30 years dated, is frequently cited as the ‘‘gold standard’’ for the indications and contraindications for medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). The purpose of this article is to review current literature on the indications and contraindications to UKA and develop a consensus statement based on those data. Six surgeons with a combined experience of performing more than 8,000 partial knee arthroplasties were surveyed. Surgeons then participated in a discussion, emerging proposal, collaborative modification, and final consensus phase. The final consensus on primary indications and contraindications is presented. Notably, the authors provide consensus on previous contraindications, which are no longer considered to be contraindications. The authors provide an updated and concise review of the current indications and contraindications for medial UKA using scientifically based consensus-building methodology. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 24(4):252–256, 2015)

Key words: contraindications, indications, unicompartmental arthroplasty

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Keith R. Berend, MD; Michael E. Berend, MD; David F. Dalury, MD; Jean-Noel Argenson, MD; Chris A. Dodd, MD; Richard D. Scott, MD