Robert H P Kilger

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Knee ligament injuries are common, particularly in sports and sports related activities. Rupture of these ligaments upsets the balance between knee mobility and stability, resulting in abnormal knee kinematics and damage to other tissues in and around the joint that lead to morbidity and pain. During the past three decades, significant advances have been(More)
BACKGROUND Although anatomical double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction can successfully restore normal knee biomechanics for knees with typical varus-valgus alignment, the efficacy of the same reconstruction method for knees after a valgus high tibial osteotomy is unclear. HYPOTHESIS Anatomical double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament(More)
In situ force in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has been quantified both in vitro in response to relatively simple loads by means of robotic technology, as well as in vivo in response to more complex loads by means of force transducers and computational models. However, a methodology has been suggested to indirectly estimate the in situ forces in the(More)
BACKGROUND Over 50-% of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions are performed using semitendinosus and gracilis tendon autografts. Despite their increased use, there remains little quantitative data on their mechanical behavior. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the quasi-static mechanical and non-linear viscoelastic properties of(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of fixation devices are used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon grafts. These devices increase costs and can present artifacts in magnetic resonance imaging as well as complications in revision surgery. Therefore, a novel knot/press-fit technique that requires no implantable devices has been introduced.(More)
The objective of this study was to develop a novel method to more accurately reproduce previously recorded 6-DOF kinematics of the tibia with respect to the femur using robotic technology. Furthermore, the effect of performing only a single or multiple registrations and the effect of robot joint configuration were investigated. A single registration(More)
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