Robotic-arm assisted bicompartmental knee arthroplasty: Durable results up to 7-year follow-up

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Int J Med Robot


BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to investigate the mid-term clinical and functional outcomes of robotic-arm assisted Bicompartmental knee arthroplasty (BiKA).

METHODS: This study reviewed a single-centre prospectively maintained cohort of 50 patients (53 knees) who underwent BiKA (patellofemoral and medial compartment) at 5- and 7-year postoperative follow-up.

RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 7.1 ± 0.1 years (range, 7.0-7.3). Kaplan-Meier survivorship rates at 5 and 7 years were 96% and 93%, respectively. At 7-year follow-up, patient satisfaction was 76% satisfied, 13% neutral, and 11% not satisfied. Mean KSS-FS was 80.5 ± 15.8 (range, 30-100) with 82% of patients reporting walking more than 10 blocks, 89% reporting walking without support, and 100% able to go up and down stairs with 61% requiring use of a rail. Three patients (four knees) underwent revision surgery.

CONCLUSIONS: Our study reported excellent survivorship and functional outcomes, and good-excellent satisfaction at mid-term follow-up for robotic-arm assisted BiKA.

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