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The purpose of this study was to compare three-dimensional (3D) kinematic measurements from single-plane radiographic projections using bone models created from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). MRI is attractive because there is no ionizing radiation, but geometric field distortion and poor bone contrast degrade model fidelity(More)
We measured the contact areas and contact stresses at the post-cam mechanism of a posterior-stabilised total knee arthroplasty when a posterior force of 500 N was applied to the Kirschner Performance, Scorpio Superflex, NexGen LPS Flex Fixed, and NexGen LPS Flex Mobile knee systems. Measurements were made at 90 degrees, 120 degrees, and 150 degrees of(More)
Kneeling is an important function of the knee for many activities of daily living. In this study, we evaluated the in vivo kinematics of kneeling after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using radiographic based image-matching techniques. Kneeling from 90 to 120 degrees of knee flexion produced a posterior femoral rollback after both cruciate-retaining and(More)
In order to obtain high reproducibility and sensitivity in the evaluation of joint space in osteoarthritic knees, we used new equipment, and established an anteroposterior weight-bearing radiograph with both knees in semiflexion taking into account our investigation of the posterior slope angle. We compared our method with the Rosenberg method, and the(More)
OBJECT Mechanical stress has been considered one of the important factors in ossification of the spinal ligaments. According to previous clinical and in vitro studies, the accumulation of tensile stress to these ligaments may be responsible for ligament ossification. To elucidate the relationship between such mechanical stress and the development of(More)
Dynamic knee kinematics were analyzed for normal knees in three activities, including two different types of maximum knee flexion. Continuous X-ray images of kneel, squat, and stair climb motions were taken using a large flat panel detector. CT-derived bone models were used for model registration-based 3D kinematic measurement. Three-dimensional joint(More)
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a rare and unpredictable lesion. Its standard treatment has ranged from surgical curettage to wide resection and varying oncological and functional results have been reported. METHODS A retrospective review of 47 patients (17 males and 30 females) with GCT of bone was performed to evaluate the oncological and(More)
We compared the alignment of 39 total knee replacements implanted using the conventional alignment guide system with 37 implanted using a CT-based navigation system, performed by a single surgeon. The knees were evaluated using full-length weight-bearing anteroposterior radiographs, lateral radiographs and CT scans. The mean hip-knee-ankle angle, coronal(More)
Femoral condyle geometry was evaluated in 30 normal and 30 varus knees using magnetic resonance imaging. In the sagittal view, the distal part of the medial condyle was deformed in the varus knees, but there was no significant difference in the posterior part of the medial condyle between the normal and varus knees. In the transverse view, the(More)
Patellar tracking and femoral condylar geometry in deep knee flexion were evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging. The patellar tilting angle, patellar shift, and patellar anteroposterior translation from 0 degrees to 135 degrees flexion were measured. The depth of the femoral condylar articular surface and the curvature of the femoral condylar articular(More)