PKR is an abbreviation of 'partial knee replacement'.

partial knee replacement
hemicap patellofemoral replacement

 

The concept of 'compartments'

The knee is considered to have three articular 'compartments' - two are where the tibia makes contact with the rounded ends of the femur (tibio femoral compartments) and one where the patella makes contact with the concave groove of the femur (patellofemoral compartment). A partial knee replacement may involve any one of these compartments.

Synonyms: 
Partial knee replacement
Unicompartmental knee replacement
UKR
Uni knee
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Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

An 'interpretation' of a 2017 published medical paper about the cost-efficiency of unloader braces compared to surgical solutions for unicompartmental knee arthritis.

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

My PKR Experience.

PKR and athletic activity level.

PKR or Osteotomy???? What are the pros/cons?


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Patient relevant outcomes of unicompartmental versus total knee replacement: systematic review and meta-analysis. Wilson HA, Middleton R, Abram SGF, Smith S, Alvand A, Jackson WF, Bottomley N, Hopewell S and Price AJ. BMJ. 2019; 364: l352.


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