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Return to regular physical activities found with use of mobile bearing prosthesis for UKA

By Casey Tingle

Patients younger than 60 years who underwent medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with a mobile bearing prosthesis returned to activities with most achieving a high level of activity, according to results.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed data for 101 patients aged 60 years or younger who underwent medial mobile bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and had a minimum 2-year follow-up. To assess patients’ levels of physical activity and quality of life, researchers used the Schulthess activity score, Tegner, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and SF-36 scores.

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