New Instrumentation Reduces Operative Time in Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Using the Oxford Mobile Bearing Design


  • Keith Berend
  • Jason Hurst
  • Michael Morris
  • Joanne Adams
  • Adolph Lombardi



unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, surgical technique, instrumentation, Oxford


Redesigned instrumentation has become available for implantation of the Oxford Mobile Bearing Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. To assess the benefit of these changes, we compared operative time of 200 Phase III and 176 Microplasty UKA done 2008-2011. An average time savings of 8.6 minutes was seen with the Microplasty design.  Additionally, the standard deviation in operative times, minimum and maximum operatives were lower in knees in which Microplasty instrumentation was utilized.  A 15% savings in operative time was seen with the new Microplasty instrumentation. 


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How to Cite

Berend, K., Hurst, J., Morris, M., Adams, J., & Lombardi, A. (2015). New Instrumentation Reduces Operative Time in Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Using the Oxford Mobile Bearing Design. Reconstructive Review, 5(4).



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