Kartik Mangudi Varadarajan

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Whether there are differences in knee anthropometry between Asian and white knees remains unclear. Three-dimensional knee models were constructed using computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of healthy Chinese and white subjects. The morphologic measurements of the femur included mediolateral, anteroposterior dimensions, and aspect ratio. The(More)
Knowledge of the morphology and kinematics of the male and female knees is important for understanding gender-related dimorphism in knee pathology and improvement of related surgical treatments. Twelve male and 12 female subjects with healthy knees were recruited, and each subject performed a single leg lunge while images of the knee were recorded by two(More)
Analysis of polyethylene component wear and implant loosening in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) requires precise knowledge of in vivo articular motion and loading conditions. This study presents a simultaneous in vivo measurement of tibiofemoral articular contact forces and contact kinematics in three TKA patients. These measurements were accomplished via a(More)
Knowledge of patellofemoral joint biomechanics is important for understanding sex-related dimorphism in patellofemoral pathologies and advancement of related treatments. We evaluated the hypotheses that sex differences exist in patellar tendon (PT) orientation and patellar tracking during weight-bearing knee flexion and that they relate to differences in(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate biomechanics of TKA patients during high flexion. Six patients (seven knees) with a posterior-substituting TKA and weight-bearing flexion >130 degrees were included in the study. The six degree-of-freedom kinematics, tibiofemoral contact, and cam-post contact were measured during a deep knee bend using(More)
Biomechanical studies have shown that external rotation of the femoral TKA component improves patellar tracking but does not restore it to physiologic values. We hypothesized that this could be due to differences in the trochlear groove geometry of TKA and normal knees. This was investigated via a virtual TKA procedure that mounted femoral components on to(More)
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a widely accepted surgical procedure for the treatment of patients with end-stage osteoarthritis (OA). However, the function of the knee is not always fully recovered after TKA. We used a dual fluoroscopic imaging system to evaluate the in vivo kinematics of the knee with medial compartment OA before and after a posterior(More)
It is widely recognized that the tracking of patella is strongly influenced by the geometry of the trochlear groove. Nonetheless, quantitative baseline data regarding correlation between the three-dimensional geometry of the trochlear groove and patellar tracking under in vivo weight-bearing conditions are not available. A combined magnetic resonance and(More)
In vitro systems provide a powerful means to evaluate the efficacy of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in restoring normal knee kinematics. The Oxford knee rig (OKR) and the robotic knee testing system (RKTS) represent two systems that have been extensively used to study TKA biomechanics. Nonetheless, a frequently asked question is whether in vitro simulations(More)
The goal of this study was to characterize the geometry of the distal femur and proximal tibia in the Chinese population. Three-dimensional models of twenty female and twenty male knees were constructed using CT images. The morphologic measurements of the distal femur included mediolateral (ML) and anteroposterior dimension of medial and lateral condyles(More)