Bicompartmental means involving two of the three compartments of the knee.

compartments of the knee
The dotted lines are just conceptually dividing the femur and tibia into halves, to show how the two sides articulate separately.


Two compartment disease

Bicompartmental arthritis, for example, could involve one tibio-femoral compartment and the patello-femoral compartment, or both tibio-femoral compartments but not the patello-femoral compartment.


The concept of arthritis compartments

An overview to help the reader understand issues of arthritis.



Bicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Sabatini L, Giachino M, Risitano S and Atzori F. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Jan; 4(1): 5.

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