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The Knee Care Press

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Recognise the 5 steps

to identify your PKR patients


According to the literature nearly 50% of patients are suitable for PKR.1 This interactive PDF will help you to identify them.


This validated and easy-to-use tool2 is a helpful aid in identifying suitable candidates for PKR. 

If you can answer yes to all 5 criteria your patient can be considered a candidate for an Oxford PKR; although the final decision on whether to perform PKR should be made when the knee has been opened and directly inspected. 

Familiarise yourself with the 5 steps to PKR criteria.

  1. Willis-Owen CA, Brust K, Alsop H, Miraldo M, Cobb JP. Unicondylar knee arthroplasty in the UK National Health Service: an analysis of candidacy, outcome and cost efficacy. Knee. 2009 Dec;16(6):473-8. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2009.04.006. Epub 2009 May 22. PMID: 19464898. Find the source here.
  2. Hamilton et al. Radiological Decision Aid to determine suitability for medial uni-compartmental knee arthroplasty: DEVELOPMENT AND PRELIMINARY VALIDATION. BJJ 2016;98-B(10 Suppl B): 3–10. Find the source here.

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