The Design and Validation of a Device to Intraoperatively Measure Knee Stability During Total Knee Arthroplasty

@inproceedings{Siston2009TheDA,
  title={The Design and Validation of a Device to Intraoperatively Measure Knee Stability During Total Knee Arthroplasty},
  author={Robert A. Siston and Thomas L. Maack and Cornel C. Van Gorp and Ajit M. Chaudhari},
  year={2009}
}
The success of a total knee arthroplasty is determined, in part, by the ability of a surgeon to adequately manage (or balance) the soft tissues surrounding the joint. Postoperative malalignment or imbalance of the collateral ligaments can lead to a lax joint and result in early loosening and instability, and leaving the knee too tight may cause stiffness and limited motion [1,2]. The severity and location of wear patterns on the polyethylene insert are also associated with knee stability from… CONTINUE READING