The dynamic nature of alignment and variations in normal knees.

@article{Deep2015TheDN,
  title={The dynamic nature of alignment and variations in normal knees.},
  author={Kamal Deep and Krishnakiran Eachempati and Sunil Apsingi},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={97-B 4},
  pages={498-502}
}
The restoration of knee alignment is an important goal during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In the past surgeons aimed to restore neutral limb alignment during surgery. However, previous studies have demonstrated alignment to be dynamic, varying depending on the position of the limb and the degree of weight-bearing, and between patients. We used a validated computer navigation system to measure the femorotibial mechanical angle (FTMA) in 264 knees in 77 male and 55 female healthy volunteers… CONTINUE READING