Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
ALVAREZ LOPEZ, Alejandro; GARCIA LORENZO, Yenima; GARCIA LORENZO, Maruldis y GUTIERREZ BLANCO, Mario. Uncompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee: current approach. AMC [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1025-0255.
Introduction: osteoarthritis is a health problem in progressive increase conditioned by the every time bigger raise of life expectancy in developed countries and to the demand of this population of a better quality of life. Development: a bibliographical review on the current surgical handling of uncompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee was performed. A comparison of current surgical methods, as well as indications of each one of them was carried out. Arthroscopy is the less invasive method and in spite of being a treatment method it is also very useful for diagnosis and prognosis. In the osteotomy section was carried out the comparison among the open and closed osteotomy based fundamentally on its advantages and disadvantages, besides showing indications and contraindications of this procedure and its complications. Conclusions: current indications on uncompartmental arthroplasty and a brief comparison in relation to osteotomy are exposed.
Palabras llave : OSTEOARTHRITIS [surgery]; ARTHROSCOPY; OSTEOTOMY; REVIEW LITERATURE AS TOPIC.