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Best practice techniques and patient selection for fixed-bearing partial knee replacement have shifted a great deal in the past decade. Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s knee surgeons have been asked to provide an up to date guide.

Nick London, Dave Duffy, Jim Newman and Jon Smith have authored a new paper on patient selection and surgical technique in partial knee replacement. The paper, the result of a request from the editor of the Orthopaedics and Trauma journal, draws on the surgeons’ huge amount of combined experience and is available to view online for free until March 9.

Thereafter, the paper will be published in paper form in a future edition of the journal.

Reacting to news of the publication of the paper, Nick London said: “We were very pleased to respond to this guest paper on patient selection. The four Yorkshire Knee Clinic surgeons wrote the paper together during summer and autumn 2020 and we are delighted to see it accepted and published.

“There has been a major shift in patient selection criteria over the past decade as the success of partial knee replacement has increased substantially enabling many more patients to appreciate better outcomes at reduced risk. This success has been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) who released guidance in June 2020 which made it mandatory to offer the option of a partial knee replacement for patients with isolated medial compartmental osteoarthritis.”

Strong, long-term advocates of partial knee replacements, the surgeons present, “what we believe are the right patient selection criteria and also our surgical technique. We acknowledge other techniques may be just as effective, but ours is tried and tested and utilised by four surgeons all of whom have very low revision rates in the National Joint Registry and Beyond Compliance – and excellent PROMS (patient reported outcomes).”

Read the paper here:

Warning: please note that the paper is intended as a practical guide for medical professionals and contains graphic images of operations:

https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cR5n6gpu4-MKI

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