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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of lateral retinacular release and medial and lateral retinacular deficiency on patellofemoral position and retropatellar contact pressure. Human knee specimens (n = 8, mean age = 65 SD 7 years, all male) were tested in a kinematic knee-simulating machine. During simulation of an isokinetic knee(More)
BACKGROUND Changing the kinematic behaviour of patellar movement could be one of the reasons for anterior knee pain after implantation of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of the current study was to measure the potential influence on patellar kinematics of patellar resurfacing during TKA. METHODS Patellar movement before and after TKA with and(More)
This study compares the effects of two different techniques of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, and proximal soft tissue realignment on patellar stabilization against lateral dislocation. Eight human cadaver knee specimens with no radiological pathomorpholgy on a straight lateral view, contributing to patellofemoral instability, were(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of tibial base plate angulation on knee kinematics and kinetics during knee arthroplasty. The amount of quadriceps force required to extend the knee and the anteroposterior displacement of a mobile bearing insert as well as tibiofemoral position were measured during an in vitro simulation of an(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE New implant designs have incorporated a single radius instead of a multiple radius to the femoral component in order to improve the mechanical function after TKA. We investigated the amount of quadriceps force required to extend the knee during an isokinetic extension cycle of different total knee designs, focusing on the radius of(More)
BACKGROUND Patellar stabilizing braces are used to alleviate pain and prevent subluxation/dislocation by having biomechanical effects in terms of improved patellar tracking. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of the dynamic patellar realignment brace, Patella Pro (Otto Bock GmbH, Duderstadt, Germany), on disease determinants in subjects(More)
Successful outcomes following high tibial osteotomy (HTO) require precise realignment of the mechanical axis of the lower extremity. The inability to accurately assess the weight-bearing axis intraoperatively may account for inappropriate degrees of correction with the osteotomy. We tested the hypothesis that axial loading of the limb affects alignment(More)
BACKGROUND Material wear testing is an important technique in the development and evaluation of materials for use in implant for total knee arthroplasty. Since a knee joint induces a complex rolling-gliding movement, standardised material wear testing devices such as Pin-on-Disc or Ring-on-Disc testers are suitable to only a limited extent because they(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the expression of the type 1 PTH/PTHrP receptor (PTH1R) on chondrocytes from hyaline cartilage over the course of osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS In 12 NZW rabbits, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was resected to create anterior instability of the knee. In 12 control rabbits, only a sham operation, without resection of the ACL,(More)
PURPOSE Lack of the anterior cruciate ligament in total knee arthroplasty results in paradoxical movement of the femur as opposed to the tibia under deep flexion. Total knee arthroplasty with mobile-bearing inlays has been developed to provide increased physiological movement of the knee joint and to reduce polyethylene abrasion. The aim of this study was(More)