Impingement of the patellar component against the tibial post after posterior stabilized and constrained TKA: a pilot study
The present study evaluated the effects of extent of conformity of post-cam design on contact area and stress at post-cam mechanism using 4 different posterior-stabilized prostheses. TRAC and Alpina with full-conformed post-cams exhibited the largest contact area at 90 degrees and 120 degrees . PFC sigma RPF with partial conformed post-cam had the largest contact area at 150 degrees . Scorpio NRG with less conformed post-cam had smaller contact area than the others. Lifting of femoral component decreased contact area and increased contact stress of TRAC and Alpina. Recent modifications of post-cam design have increased contact area, contributing to lower contact stress. None of these prostheses exhibited constant low contact stress throughout flexion. Further modifications of post-cam mechanism are necessary to provide lower contact stress throughout deep knee flexion.