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Received: 20 October 2019
Accepted: 16 January 2020
First Online: 10 February 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: Prof. Pandit reports grants from Gwen Fish Trust, during the conduct of the study; grants, personal fees and other from Zimmer Biomet, grants and personal fees from Depuy Synthes, personal fees from Meril Life, grants and personal fees from GlaxosmithKlein, personal fees from Bristol Myer-Squibb, personal fees and non-financial support from Medacta, personal fees from Kennedy's Law, personal fees from Clyde and Co, outside the submitted work. Mr. Dodd and Prof. Murray report personal fees and other from Zimmer Biomet, outside the submitted work; In addition, Mr. Dodd and Prof. Murray have various patents related to knee replacement with royalties paid. Mr. Kennedy reports grants from the Gwen Fish foundation during the conduct of the study; and an institutional grant from Zimmer Biomet outside the submitted work. Mr. Palan was supported by a NJR/Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship during the study. A/Prof. Esler and Dr. Mellon report no conflicts of interest.
: Ethical approval was sought but deemed unnecessary by the local research ethics council, as all investigations were part of routine care.