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What is Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
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The History of Unicompartmental Knee Replacements
How Long Might A Unicompartmental Implant Last?
Why Receive A Repicci II Unicompartmental Implant?
Who Can Benefit From Repicci II Unicondylar Reconstruction?
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Who Can Benefit From Repicci II
Unicondylar Reconstruction?


Persons 50 and older who show one or more of the following symptoms may benefit from this procedure:

  • Pain while standing.
  • Pain while walking short distances.
  • Pain changing position, such as sitting to standing.
  • Persistent knee swelling.
  • Giving out or locking of the knee.
  • Failure of the knee to respond to medical treatment.


Knee X-rays, taken while standing, can indicate if the Repicci procedure may be appropriate. The X-ray must show complete loss of the joint cartilage in one of the two weight-bearing compartments, as demonstrated in Figure 4.

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Figure 4


X-rays showing a healthy knee (left) and the loss of cartilage and the formation of osteoarthritis (right).







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