Richard D. Komistek

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The objective of the current study was to use fluoroscopy and computed tomography to accurately determine the three-dimensional, in vivo, weightbearing kinematics of five normal knees. Three-dimensional computer-aided design models of each subject's femur and tibia were recreated from the three-dimensional computed tomography bone density data.(More)
A summation analysis of more than 70 individual kinematic studies involving normal knees and 33 different designs of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was done with the objective of analyzing implant design variables that affect knee kinematics. Eight hundred eleven knees (733 subjects) were analyzed either during the stance phase of gait or a deep knee bend(More)
The objective of the current study was to use fluoroscopy to accurately determine the three-dimensional (3D), in vivo, weight-bearing kinematics of 10 normal and five anterior cruciate ligament deficient (ACLD) knees. Patient-specific bone models were derived from computed tomography (CT) data. 3D computer bone models of each subject's femur, tibia, and(More)
In summary, if TKRs are to be performed in patients who are younger and more active than those who had the initial procedures in the 1970s and 1980s, better wear performance is imperative for long-term durability, especially if surgeons continue to consider the versatility associated with modular knee-replacement systems to be a necessity. At least with(More)
Femorotibial contact positions for 20 subjects implanted with a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) were analyzed using videofluoroscopy. Femorotibial contact paths were determined using a computer-automated model-fitting technique. Subjects having a medial UKA experienced on average -0.8 mm of posterior femoral rollback, whereas subjects having a(More)
We carried out weight-bearing video radiological studies on 40 patients with a total knee arthroplasty (TKA), to determine the presence and magnitude of femoral condylar lift-off. Half (20) had posterior-cruciate-retaining (PCR) and half (20) posterior-cruciate-substituting (PS) prostheses. The selected patients had successful arthroplasties with no pain or(More)
Twenty subjects implanted with the low-contact stress (LCS) cruciate-sacrificing, mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty underwent dynamic videofluoroscopy during in vivo weight-bearing conditions using a 3-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) interactive modeling method. Ninety percent of the subjects demonstrated significant lift-off during stance(More)
A method was developed for registering three-dimensional knee implant models to single plane X-ray fluoroscopy images. We use a direct image-to-image similarity measure, taking advantage of the speed of modern computer graphics workstations to quickly render simulated (predicted) images. As a result, the method does not require an accurate segmentation of(More)
This is the first in vivo kinematic study to compare mobile-bearing with fixed-bearing prostheses in patients who had total knee arthroplasties. Femorotibial contact positions for 40 patients implanted with either a fixed-bearing or mobile-bearing prosthesis were analyzed using videofluoroscopy. Femorotibial contact paths were determined using a computer(More)
Multiple differing surgical techniques are currently utilized to perform total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We compared knee arthroplasties performed using either a measured resection or gap balancing technique to determine if either operative technique provides superior coronal plane stability as measured by assessment of the incidence and magnitude of femoral(More)