Excision of the cruciate ligaments in total knee replacement.

  title={Excision of the cruciate ligaments in total knee replacement.},
  author={M. A. R. Freeman and John Nevil Insall and W Besser and Peter S. Walker and Tom Hallel},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The cruciate ligaments (and the intercondylar eminence of the tibia) should be removed when the knee is replaced. A mechanically unlinked prosthesis can be designed which will then be capable of restoring "cruciate" stability, i.e., anteroposterior stability of the tibia in the flexed knee. A knee replaced with such a prosthesis will only be stable if the… CONTINUE READING