UKR is an abbreviation of 'unicompartmental knee replacement'.

partial knee replacement

Tibiofemoral UKR.

hemicap patellofemoral replacement

Patellofemoral UKR.

 

The concept of compartments

The knee is considered to have three functional 'compartments' - two tibiofemoral compartments and one patellofemoral compartment.

Synonyms: 
Partial knee replacement
Uni
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
PKR
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An 'interpretation' of a 2005 publication presenting the results of studies to determine whether age was a determinant of success of partial knee replacement using the Oxford prosthesis.

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

UKR and ligament instability.

PKR, UKR


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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