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Patient Reported Kneeling Ability in Fixed and Mobile Bearing Knee Arthroplasty

Artz, Neil J.; Hassaballa, Mo A.; Robinson, James R.; Newman, John H.; Porteous, Andrew J.; Murray, James R.D.


Neil J. Artz

Mo A. Hassaballa

James R. Robinson

John H. Newman

Andrew J. Porteous

James R.D. Murray


© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Kneeling is an important function of the knee joint required for many daily activities. Bearing type is thought to influence functional outcome following UKA and TKA. Self-reported kneeling ability was recorded in 471 UKA and 206 TKA patients with fixed or mobile bearing implants. Kneeling ability was recorded from the Oxford Knee Score question 7. The self-reported ability to kneel was similar in patients with fixed and mobile bearing UKA implants following surgery. In TKA, greater proportions of patients were able to kneel in the fixed compared to the mobile bearing groups up to two years after surgery indicating that self-reported kneeling ability is enhanced in fixed compared to mobile bearing TKA.


Artz, N. J., Hassaballa, M. A., Robinson, J. R., Newman, J. H., Porteous, A. J., & Murray, J. R. (2015). Patient Reported Kneeling Ability in Fixed and Mobile Bearing Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 30(12), 2159-2163.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 25, 2015
Online Publication Date Jul 2, 2015
Publication Date Dec 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jun 28, 2019
Journal Journal of Arthroplasty
Print ISSN 0883-5403
Electronic ISSN 1532-8406
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 12
Pages 2159-2163
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