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We describe a technique for the diagnosis of loosening of the femoral component of the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement using accurately aligned lateral radiographs in extension and flexion. If gaps are present between the component and cement on one radiograph and not on the other, the component is loose.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620X.91B3.21940

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Bone Joint Surg Br

Publication Date

03/2009

Volume

91

Pages

405 - 407

Keywords

Aged, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Bone Cements, Humans, Knee Joint, Knee Prosthesis, Male, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Prosthesis Failure, Radiography