Unicompartmental Arthroplasty with the Oxford Knee

Unicompartmental Arthroplasty with the Oxford Knee

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A review of the First Edition said "This excellent presentation gives a detailed history of the development and scientific principles behind the Oxford mobile bearing unicompartmental knee replacement. The elegant prose makes it very readable and the book presents a comprehensive review of the implant with good illustrations. With nearly a million knee arthroplasties being performed worldwide per annum and the possibility of up to a third of these cases being eligible for unicompartmental replacement, this is an important document. The work provides an excellent bibliography and the accompanying DVD is essential viewing for all knee surgeons involved in unicompartmental prosthetic arthroplasty." Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol 89-B (2), 2007, p. 283.

The Second Edition of the book traces the 40 year development by surgeons and engineers in Oxford of a unique method of unicompartmental knee replacement with the 'Oxford Knee' prosthesis. The challenge to the surgeon is to replace the damaged surfaces of the arthritic joint so effectively that the soft tissues of the whole joint and the surfaces of the other compartments can resume all their physiological functions, a more difficult task than total knee replacements confront. As a user's guide, the book allows the surgeon to gain a good understanding of the biomechanics of the normal knee, of the pathological anatomy of unicompartmental arthritis, and the rationale of the design of instruments and implants. The outcome of the operation depends greatly on choice of the right patient and exact implantation of the prosthesis, subjects that are dealt with exhaustively. The reader can use this book as an adjunct to the implant specific instructional courses available.

Additionally this Second Edition describes additional clinical evidence published up to mid-2016, and gives a more detailed description of the biomechanics of the natural and replaced knee together with the use of the new Microplasty instruments and the Domed Lateral operation.

The book also provides long-term data on wear and revision rates for the Oxford Knee and covers common questions asked and the problems confronted by users. Animations of mathematical models of the intact and replaced knee, as well as full video footage of knee replacement operations and other accompanying information, can be found at
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1910158453
  • 9781910158456

Table of contents

Introduction; 1 Design of the Oxford Knee; Part 1: Designing against wear part; 2 Restoring natural mobility and stability; 2 Indications; 3 Principles of the Oxford operation; 4 Surgical technique; 5 Postoperative management and radiography; 6 Results; 7 Management and complications; Appendix. Mathematical models of the knee; Index
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About John Goodfellow

University Lecturer and later Professor of Engineering Science in the University of Oxford, a tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science at St Peter's College, and Research Director at the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Professor in the University of Oxford
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