Blunt Injuries to the Patellofemoral Joint Resulting From Transarticular Loading Are Influenced by Impactor Energy and Mass

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Patrick J. Atkinson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI 48504

Benjamin J. Ewers, Roger C. Haut

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratories, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

J Biomech Eng 123(3), 293-295 (Dec 05, 2000) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1378576 History: Received March 07, 2000; Revised December 05, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Gross image of the retropatellar surface following impact. The patellofemoral contact area is depicted by the darkened region at the distal pole of the patella. Also, note the location of the cartilage fissures within the region of contact (→).




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