Arthroscopic-assisted focal resurfacing of the knee with minimal bone resection: Surgical technique and preliminary clinical results

Maurilio Marcacci, Danilo Bruni, Stefano Zaffagnini, Francesco Iacono, Mirco Lo Presti, Maria Pia Neri, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Giovanni Raspugli

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Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to describe a new arthroscopic-assisted surgical technique for focal resurfacing of the medial tibiofemoral compartment. The secondary aim is to present the preliminary clinical and radiographic results in a case series of 13 consecutive patients at a mean follow-up of 29 months. All patients were treated with the presented surgical procedure between November 2006 and March 2007 for Ahlback grade 3 osteoarthritis restricted to the medial tibiofemoral compartment. Subjective evaluation was based on a visual analogue scale for self-assessment of joint pain. Objective clinical evaluation was based on the Hospital for Special Surgery score. Range of motion was evaluated with a manual goniometer. Radiographic evaluation compared hip-knee-ankle angle preoperatively and postoperatively. The presented technique has shown good clinical and functional results. The Hospital for Special Surgery score and visual analogue scale showed a significant improvement (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-125
Number of pages10
JournalTechniques in Knee Surgery
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • arthroscopic assisted
  • focal resurfacing
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • tissue-sparing surgery
  • unicompartmental knee replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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