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Title: Restoration of constitutional alignment in TKA leads to more physiological strains in the collateral ligaments
Authors: Delport, Piet ×
Labey, Luc
Innocenti, Bernardo
De Corte, Ronny
Vander Sloten, Jos
Bellemans, Johan #
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy vol:23 issue:8 pages:2159-2169
Abstract: Currently, controversy exists whether restoration of neutral mechanical alignment should be attempted in all patients undergoing TKA. Our hypothesis was that restoration of constitutional rather than neutral mechanical alignment may in theory lead to a more physiological strain pattern in the collateral ligaments; therefore, it could potentially be beneficial to patients. Thus, the aim of this study was to measure collateral ligament strains during three motor tasks in the native knee and compare them with the strains noted after TKA in different post-operative alignment conditions.
ISSN: 0942-2056
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomechanics Section
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Geel
Biomechanics, -implants and Tissue Engineering (-)
× corresponding author
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