Impact-absorbing properties of the human knee.

  title={Impact-absorbing properties of the human knee.},
  author={Akio Hoshino and William Angus Wallace},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={69 5},
A biomechanical study has been carried out on 20 cadaveric knees to investigate their load-absorbing mechanism. The impact load was applied using a weight falling onto the transected proximal femur and the force transmitted through the knee was measured at the transected distal tibia using a load transducer. The peak force transmitted increased as, sequentially, meniscus, articular cartilage and subchondral bone were damaged or removed. The most striking result was found in an implanted knee… CONTINUE READING


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