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Analysis of the Tibio-Femoral Contact Point in Total Knee Replacement Using a Marker Based Motion Analysis System

[+] Author Affiliations
Andrea J. Swanson, Valentina Ngai, Nozomu Inoue, Markus A. Wimmer

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Paper No. SBC2007-176757, pp. 39-40; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2007-176757
From:
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

The tibio-femoral contact point in total knee replacements (TKR) is important for determining wear patterns and failure mechanisms of the polyethylene components. Furthermore, the contact point location is critical for determining muscle and ligament lever arms, leading to a more accurate prediction of the internal contact forces.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

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