Isolated popliteus tendon injury does not lead to abnormal laxity in posterior-stabilised total knee arthroplasty

@article{Ghosh2014IsolatedPT,
  title={Isolated popliteus tendon injury does not lead to abnormal laxity in posterior-stabilised total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Kanishka Milton Ghosh and Neil Hunt and Alasdair P Blain and Kiron K. Athwal and Lee M. Longstaff and Andrew A Amis and Steven Rushton and David J Deehan},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={1763-1769}
}
The popliteus tendon is crucial to postero-lateral stability and prone to iatrogenic injury intra-operatively. Its role in the stability of the replaced knee remains contentious. The aim of this study was to use computer navigation to quantify the effect of popliteus sectioning on the ‘envelope of laxity’ (EoL) offered by a posterior-stabilised (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and compare with that of the native knee. Loaded cadaveric legs were mounted on a purpose built rig. EoL was measured… CONTINUE READING