header advert
Orthopaedic Proceedings Logo

Receive monthly Table of Contents alerts from Orthopaedic Proceedings

Comprehensive article alerts can be set up and managed through your account settings

View my account settings

Visit Orthopaedic Proceedings at:



Full Access



Increasing experiences in determining the indication for UKA and improvements in design and materials of the prosthesis led to better results. The AMC-Uniglide has an unconstrained mobile bearing with congruent area contact. This ensures complete freedom to rotate and slide upon one other with physiologic kinematic and low intrinsic stability

Minimal-invasive technique 30 patients with minimal-invasive AMC-Uniglide implantation technique were compared with 30 conventional implanted AMC’s and 30 total knee replacements in regard to rehabilitation and accuracy of implantation. 361 AMC-Uniglides 361 consecutive patients were investigated after AMC-Uniglide implantation. The mean duration of follow-up was 5.5 (2.3–12.5) years. Patients were reviewed using the American Knee Society Rating System. The roent-geno graphic analyses were performed with the American Knee Society Evaluation System.

The clinical results of the investigated patients demonstrate that the AMC-Uniglide is a successful concept with a safe anchorage of the prosthesis and a good durability of the mobile bearings. An advantage of minimal invasive technique with regard to a reduced time of rehabilitation was found. The accuracy of implantation was comparable between the conventional and the minimal-invasive technique

Correspondence should be addressed to Richard Komistek, PhD, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, PO Box 6564, Auburn, CA 95604, USA. E-mail: ista@pacbell.net