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Pumilia, Cyrus Anthony; Schroeder, Lennart; Sarpong, Nana O. and Martin, Gregory (2021): Patient Satisfaction, Functional Outcomes, and Implant Survivorship in Patients Undergoing Customized Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. In: Journal of Personalized Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 8, 753

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Customized unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (C-UKA) utilizes implants manufactured on an individual patient basis, derived from pre-operative computed tomography images in an effort to more closely approximate the natural anatomy of the knee. The outcomes from 349 medial and lateral fixed-bearing C-UKA were reviewed. Implant survivorship analysis was conducted via retrospective chart review, and follow-up analysis was conducted via a single postoperative phone call or email. The rate of follow-up was 69% (242 knees). The average age at surgery was 71.1 years and the average body mass index was 28.8 kg/m(2). Seven revision arthroplasties (2.1%) had knowingly been performed at an average of 1.9 years postoperatively (range: 0.1-3.9 years), resulting in an implant survivorship of 97.9% at an average follow-up of 4.2 years (range: 0.1-8.7) and 97.9% at an average of 4.8 years (range: 2.0-8.7) when knees with less than two years of follow-up were excluded. The reasons for revision were implant loosening (one knee), infection (two knees), progression of osteoarthritis (two knees), and unknown reasons (two knees). The average KOOS, JR. interval score was 84 (SD: 14.4). Of those able to be contacted for follow-up analysis, 67% were very satisfied, 26% were satisfied, 4% were neutral, 2% were dissatisfied, and 1% were very dissatisfied. When asked if the knee felt natural, 60% responded with always, 35% responded with sometimes, and 5% responded with never. After analyzing a large cohort of C-UKA, we found favorable rates of survivorship, satisfaction, and patient-reported functional outcomes.

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