Accelerated rehabilitation following Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: five-year results from an independent centre

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The purpose of this study was to analyse the midterm outcomes of an accelerated rehabilitation programme for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. One hundred and six patients (187 knees) underwent a minimally invasive Phase 3 Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with an accelerated rehabilitation programme and were followed over the first 5 years. The emphasis of the programme was pre-operative patient education, multidisciplinary discharge planning and early rehabilitation. On retrospective analysis, patients reported a significant improvement in functional outcomes and quality of life in respect of Oxford knee score, American knee score and short form-12 outcomes (P < 0.05). These improved clinical outcomes were then maintained during the 5-year period. The results support the use of accelerated rehabilitation to optimise early hospital discharge without jeopardising early and midterm outcomes. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Issue number2
Early online date9 Apr 2011
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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