Importance of Soft Tissue Integrity on Biomechanical Studies of the Patella After TKA

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Zong-Ping Luo, Horng-Chaung Hsu, James A. Rand, Kai-Nan An

Biomechanics Laboratory, The Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905

J Biomech Eng 118(1), 130-132 (Feb 01, 1996) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2795938 History: Received June 14, 1994; Revised July 16, 1995; Online October 30, 2007


This study evaluated the effects of soft tissue integrity on patellar tracking and patellofemoral joint force after total knee arthroplasty. The results indicate that partial dissection of the soft tissue integrity in the in vitro biomechanical studies of the patellofemoral joint can alter patellar tracking and joint force significantly, leading to improper conclusions.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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