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Table 1 The fifty highest cited papers in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

From: The most influential papers in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

Rank Article Absolute number of citations Level of evidence
1 Murray DW, Goodfellow JW, O’Connor JJ. The Oxford medial unicompartmental arthroplasty - a ten-year survival study. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1998;80B:983–989. 453 IV
2 Robertsson O, Dunbar M, Pehrsson T, Knutson K, Lidgren L. Patient satisfaction after knee arthroplasty - a report on 27,372 knees operated on between 1981 and 1995 in Sweden. Acta Orthop Scand. 2000;71:262–267. 346  
3 Kozinn SC, Scott R. Current concepts review - unicondylar knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1989;71A:145–150. 305  
4 Engh GA, Dwyer KA, Hanes CK. Polyethylene wear of metal-backed tibial components in total and unicompartmental knee prostheses. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1992;74:9–17. 284  
5 Svard UCG, Price AJ. Oxford medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty - A survival analysis of an independent series. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2001;83B:191–194. 258 IV
6 Berger RA, Meneghini RM, Jacobs JJ, Sheinkop MB, Della Valle CJ. Results of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a minimum of ten years of follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005;87A:999–1006. 247 IV
7 Labek G, Thaler M, Janda W, Agreiter M, Stockl B. Revision rates after total joint replacement cumulative results from worldwide joint register datasets. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011;93B:293–297. 244  
8 Jamsen E, Huhtala H, Puolakka T, Moilanen T. Risk factors for infection after knee arthroplasty a register-based analysis of 43,149 cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91A:38–47. 233  
9 Price AJ, Webb J, Topf H, Dodd CAF, Goodfellow JW, Murray DW. Rapid recovery after oxford unicompartmental arthroplasty through a short incision. J Arthroplasty. 2001;16:970–976. 232 III
10 Newman JH, Ackroyd CE, Shah NA. Unicompartmental or total knee replacement? Arthritis five-year results of a prospective, randomised trial of 102 osteoarthritic knees with unicompartmental arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1998;80B:862–865. 219 I
11 Knutson K, Lewold S, Robertsson O, Lidgren L. The Swedish knee arthroplasty register - a nationwide study of 30,003 knees 1976–1992. Acta Orthop Scand. 1994;65:375–386. 197  
12 Argenson JNA, Chevrol-Benkeddache Y, Aubaniac JM. Modern unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with cement - a three to ten-year follow-up study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002;84A:2235–2239. 187 IV
13 Hernigou P, Deschamps G. Alignment influences wear in the knee after medial unicompartmental arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004;423:161–165. 180 IV
14 Cartier P, Sanouiller JL, Grelsamer RP. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty surgery - 10-year minimum follow-up period. J Arthroplasty. 1996;11:782–788. 179 IV
15 Goodfellow JW, Kershaw CJ, Benson MKD, O’Connor JJ. The Oxford knee for unicompartmental osteoarthritis. The first 103 cases. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1988;70:692–701. 175 IV
16 Newman J, Pydisetty RV, Ackroyd C. Unicompartmental or total knee replacement the 15-year results of a prospective randomised controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009;91B:52–57. 172 I
17 Laurencin CT, Zelicof SB, Scott RD, Ewald FC. Unicompartmental versus total knee arthroplasty in the same patient - a comparative-study. 1991;273:151–156. 169 III
18 Pandit H, Jenkins C, Gill HS, Barker K, Dodd CAF, Murray DW. Minimally invasive Oxford phase 3 unicompartmental knee replacement results of 1000 cases. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011;93B:198–204. 167 II
19 Price AJ, Svard U. A second decade lifetable survival analysis of the Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. 2011;469:174–179. 161 IV
20 Pandit H, Jenkins C, Barker K, Dodd CAF, Murray DW. The Oxford medial unicompartmental knee replacement using a minimally-invasive approach. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006;88B:54–60. 160 II
21 Liddle AD, Judge A, Pandit H, Murray DW. Adverse outcomes after total and unicompartmental knee replacement in 101,330 matched patients: a study of data from the National Joint Registry. Lancet. 2014;384:1437–1445. 158  
22 Brocklehurst R, Bayliss MT, Maroudas A, Coysh HL, Freeman MAR, Revell PA, Ali SY. The composition of normal and osteoarthritic articular cartilage from human knee joints. With special reference to unicompartmental replacement and osteotomy of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1984;66A:95–106. 158  
23 Robertsson O, Knutson K, Lewold S, Lidgren L. The routine of surgical management reduces failure after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2001;83B:45–49. 157  
24 Scott RD, Santore RF. Unicondylar unicompartmental replacement for osteoarthritis of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1981;63:536–544. 157 IV
25 Price AJ, Waite JC, Svard, U. Long-term clinical results of the medial Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005;435;171–180. 150 IV
26 Blunn GW, Joshi AB, Minns RJ, Lidgren L, Lilley P, Ryd L, Engelbrecht E, Walker PS. Wear in retrieved condylar knee arthroplasties. A comparison of wear in different designs of 280 retrieved condylar knee prostheses. J Arthroplasty. 1997;12:281–290. 148  
27 White SH, Ludkowski PF, Goodfellow JW. Anteromedial osteoarthritis of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1991;73:582–586. 147  
28 Cobb J, Henckel J, Gomes P, Harris S, Jakopec M, Rodriguez F, Barrett A, Davies B. Hands-on robotic unicompartmental knee replacement: A prospective, randomised controlled study of the acrobot system. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006;88B:188–197. 146 I
29 Barrett WP, Scott RD. Revision of failed unicondylar unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1987;69A:1328–1335. 144 IV
30 Hernigou P, Deschamps G. Posterior slope of the tibial implant and the outcome of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86A:506–511. 142 IV
31 Scott RD, Cobb AG, McQueary FG, Thornhill TS. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty - 8-year to 12-year follow-up evaluation with survivorship analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991;271:96–100. 138 IV
32 Marmor L. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. 10-year to 13-year follow-up-study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1988;226:14–20. 135 IV
33 Psychoyios V, Crawford RW, O’Connor JJ, Murray DW. Wear of congruent meniscal bearings in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty - A retrieval study of 16 specimens. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1998;80B:976–982. 130  
34 Robertsson O, Bizjajeva S, Fenstad AM, Furnes O, Lidgren L, Mehnert F, Odgaard A, Pedersen AB, Havelin LI. Knee arthroplasty in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. A pilot study from the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association. Acta Orthop. 2010;81:82–89. 124  
35 Berger RA, Nedeff DD, Barden RM, Sheinkop MM, Jacobs JJ, Rosenberg AG. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Clinical experience at 6-to 10-year followup. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999;367:50–60. 122 II
36 Pennington DW, Swienckowski JJ, Lutes WB, Drake GN. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients sixty years of age or younger. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003;85A:1968–1973. 120 IV
37 Willis-Owen CA, Konyves A, Martin DK. Factors affecting the incidence of infection in hip and knee replacement an analysis of 5277 cases. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010;92B:1128–1133. 117 II
38 Collier MB, Engh CA, McAuley JP, Engh GA. Factors associated with the loss of thickness of polyethylene tibial bearings after knee arthroplasty. 2007;89A:1306–1314. 117  
39 Furnes O, Espehaug B, Lie SA, Vollset SE, Engesaeter LB, Havelin LI. Failure mechanisms after unicompartmental and tricompartmental primary knee replacement with cement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89A:519–525. 116  
40 Koskinen E, Paavolainen P, Eskelinen A, Pulkkinen P, Remes V. Unicondylar knee replacement for primary osteoarthritis: a prospective follow-up study of 1819 patients from the Finnish Arthroplasty Register. Acta Orthop. 2007;78:128–135. 116  
41 Emerson RH, Higgins LL. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with the Oxford prosthesis in patients with medial compartment arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90A:118–122. 115 IV
42 Price AJ, Dodd CAF, Svard UGC, Murray DW. Oxford medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients younger and older than 60 years of age. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005;87B:1488–1492. 115 III
43 Padgett DE, Stern SH, Insall JN. Revision total knee arthroplasty for failed unicompartmental replacement. 1991;73A:186–190. 115 IV
44 Lyons MC, MacDonald SJ, Somerville LE, Naudie DD, McCalden RW. Unicompartmental versus total knee arthroplasty database analysis: Is there a winner? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470:84–90. 113 II
45 Berger RA, Kusuma SK, Sanders SA, Thill ES, Sporer SM. The feasibility and perioperative complications of outpatient knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009;467:1443–1449. 113 IV
46 Lombardi AV, Berend KR, Walter CA, Aziz-Jacobo J, Cheney NA. Is recovery faster for mobile-bearing unicompartmental than total knee arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009;467:1450–1457. 112 III
47 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;16:473–478. 111 III
48 Lewold S, Robertsson O, Knutson K, Lidgren L. Revision of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: outcome in 1135 cases from the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty study. Acta Orthop Scand. 1998;69:469–474. 111 II
49 Broughton NS, Newman JH, Baily RAJ. Unicompartmental replacement and high tibial osteotomy for osteoarthritis of the knee - a comparative-study after 5–10 years. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1986;68:447–452. 111 III
50 Riddle DL, Jiranek WA, McGlynn FJ. Yearly incidence of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in the United States. J Arthroplasty. 2008;23:408–412. 110 IV