Helen E. Kambic

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BACKGROUND The efficacy of using a double-bundle versus single-bundle graft for posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has not been demonstrated. HYPOTHESIS A double-bundle graft restores knee kinematics better than a single-bundle graft does in tibial inlay PCL reconstructions. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Eight cadaveric(More)
The meniscus of the knee joint is a fibrocartilage mainly composed of type I collagen and smaller amounts of type II collagen. The distribution of type II collagen in the canine meniscus and its spatial relationship to type I collagen was examined by immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. Dorsal and coronal slices of the mid-section of medial and(More)
Bone marrow-derived cells including osteoblastic progenitors can be concentrated rapidly from bone marrow aspirates using the surface of selected implantable matrices for selective cell attachment. Concentration of cells in this way to produce an enriched cellular composite graft improves graft efficacy. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Biomechanical studies show that bone-mineral density, pedicle morphology, and screw thread area affect pedicle screw pullout failure. The current literature is based on studies of cylindrical pedicle screw designs. Conical screws have been introduced that may provide better "fit and fill" of the dorsal pedicle as well as improved(More)
Increases to the posterior tibial slope can lead to an anterior shift in tibial resting position. However, the effect of this shift on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strain has not been investigated sufficiently. This study examined the relationship between increased tibial slope and ACL strain, as well as the subsequent kinematics of the tibiofemoral(More)
In the United States, demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is considered a transplantable tissue and therefore is regulated primarily by the American Association of Tissue Banks. Even though DBM is not subjected to the same regulations relative to performance claims as medical devices are, one would expect different processing methods might yield DBM(More)
Most posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction techniques use both tibial and femoral bone tunnels for graft placement. Because of the acute angle the graft must make to gain entrance into the tibial tunnel, abnormal stresses are placed on the graft that could lead to graft failure. An alternative technique for posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction(More)
Medial transfer of the tibial tuberosity has been commonly used for treatment of recurrent dislocation of the patella and patellofemoral malalignment. In this study, six fresh human cadaveric knees were used. Static intrajoint loads were recorded using Fuji Prescale pressure-sensitive film for contact pressure and contact area determination in a closed(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most useful clinical tests for diagnosing an isolated injury of the posterior cruciate ligament is the posterior drawer maneuver performed with the knee in 90 degrees of flexion. Previously, it was thought that internally rotating the tibia during posterior drawer testing would decrease posterior laxity in a knee with an isolated(More)