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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822068/polyethylene-damage-increases-with-varus-implant-alignment-in-posterior-stabilized-and-constrained-condylar-knee-arthroplasty
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Zhichang Li, Christina I Esposito, Chelsea N Koch, Yuo-Yu Lee, Douglas E Padgett, Timothy M Wright
BACKGROUND: Implant malalignment in primary TKA has been reported to increase stresses placed on the bearing surfaces of implant components. We used a longitudinally maintained registry coupled with an implant retrieval program to consider whether preoperative, postoperative, or prerevision malalignment was associated with increased risk of revision surgery after TKA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What is the relative polyethylene damage on medial and lateral compartments of the tibial plateaus from revised TKAs? (2) Does coronal TKA alignment affect implant performance, such that TKAs aligned in varus are predisposed to experience increased polyethylene damage? (3) Does TKA alignment differ between postoperative and prerevision radiographs, and if so, what does this difference suggest about the mechanical contact load placed on a knee with a TKA? METHODS: Between 2007 and 2012, we performed 18,065 primary TKAs at our institution...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820012/effect-of-rotational-prosthetic-alignment-variation-on-tibiofemoral-contact-pressure-distribution-and-joint-kinematics-in-total-knee-replacement
#2
Xin Xie, Roy Rusly, John D DesJardins, Frank Voss, Kim Chillag, Martine LaBerge
In total knee replacement surgery, implant alignment is one of the most important criteria for successful long-term clinical outcome. During total knee replacement implantation, femoral and tibial alignment are determined through appropriate bone resections, which could vary based on patient anatomy, implant design and surgical technique and further influence loading conditions and clinical outcomes. The current research focused on three critical alignment parameters for total knee replacement insertion: femoral component internal/external (I/E) rotation, varus-valgus tibiofemoral angulation and posterior tibial slope...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819598/two-staged-bilateral-femoral-alignment-osteotomy-with-concomitant-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-an-achondroplasia-patient-a-case-report
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Sebastian G Walter, Tobias Schwering, Stefan Preiss
INTRODUCTION: Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism in humans and is orthopedically characterized by shortened extremities and an exaggerated lumbar lordosis. The surgical challenges are maintenance of axial alignment during limb lengthening as well as joint preservation and alignment restoration. CASE REPORT: We present a 46-year-old female suffering from achondroplasia with severe pain in both knees. Severe varus deformities of both femurs and degeneration of both knee joints became apparent on clinical and radiological examination...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816345/errors-in-calculating-a-p-tibial-contact-locations-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-3d-model-to-2d-image-registration-in-radiographs-an-in-vitro-study-of-two-methods
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Derrick Ross, Stephen Howell, Maury Hull
Knowledge of A-P tibial contact locations provides an objective assessment of the relative motion of the tibia on the femur following total knee arthroplasty, which can be used to compare the effects of different components, surgical techniques, and alignment goals on knee function in vivo. Both the closest point method and the penetration method have been used to calculate A-P tibial contact locations using 3D model-to-2D image registration. Because the errors in calculating the A-P tibial contact locations using these two methods are unknown, the primary purpose of this study was to determine these errors...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806771/effect-of-knee-alignment-on-the-quadriceps-femoris-muscularity-cross-sectional-comparison-of-trained-versus-untrained-individuals-in-both-sexes
#5
Ryoichi Ema, Taku Wakahara, Kuniaki Hirayama, Yasuo Kawakami
Knee alignment is suggested to be a factor affecting each quadriceps femoris muscle size, and knee alignment such as Q-angle differs between men and women. Also, training can induce inhomogeneous hypertrophy among the quadriceps femoris, thereby leading to different component characteristics of the muscles. If Q-angle is a major determinant of the quadriceps femoris muscularity, it is hypothesized that the sex-related difference in the quadriceps femoris muscularity, if any, is further highlighted in trained individuals, being associated with Q-angle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800855/radiographic-analysis-of-the-lower-limbs-using-the-hip-calcaneus-line-in-healthy-individuals-and-in-patients-with-varus-knee-osteoarthritis
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Toshikazu Tanaka, Koji Takayama, Shingo Hashimoto, Noriyuki Kanzaki, Shinya Hayashi, Ryosuke Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Several recent reports define the line from the centre of the femoral head to the lowest point of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to comparatively examine the usefulness of the hip-calcaneus (HC) line and hip-ankle (HA) line for the evaluation of lower-limb alignment in healthy individuals and in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Participants included 34 healthy individuals (mean age, 26.4years) and 34 patients with OA (mean age, 74...
August 8, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799446/a-simple-method-for-accurate-rotational-positioning-of-the-femoral-component-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Eirik Aunan, Daniel Østergaard, Arn Meland, Ketil Dalheim, Leiv Sandvik
Background and purpose - There are many techniques for placing the femoral component in correct rotational alignment in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but only a few have been tested against the supposed gold standard, rotation determined by postoperative computed tomography (CT). We evaluated the accuracy and variability of a new method, the clinical rotational axis (CRA) method, and assessed the association between the CRA and knee function. Patients and methods - The CRA is a line derived from clinical judgement of information from the surgical transepicondylar axis, the anteroposterior axis, and the posterior condylar line...
August 11, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797876/can-kinematic-tibial-templates-assist-the-surgeon-locating-the-flexion-and-extension-plane-of-the-knee
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Nikolaos K Paschos, Stephen M Howell, J Micheal Johnson, Mohamed R Mahfouz
PURPOSE: We performed virtual feasibility and in-vivo validation studies to test whether the use of a kinematic tibial template (KTT) assists the surgeon in accurately locating the orientation of the F-E of the knee with low bias and high precision. METHODS: With use of 166 3-dimensional bone models of normal knees, we designed seven KTTs that located the orientation of the F-E plane of the knee when best-fit within the cortical edge of the tibial resection. The virtual feasibility study asked 11 evaluators with different levels of surgical experience to use software and select, orient, and best-fit the KTT within the tibial resection of each bone model...
August 7, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791659/three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-tibial-resection-plane-relative-to-the-arthritic-tibial-plateau-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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J Michael Johnson, Mohamed R Mahfouz, Mehmet Rüştü Midillioğlu, Alexander J Nedopil, Stephen M Howell
BACKGROUND: Kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty strives to correct the arthritic deformity by restoring the native tibial joint line. However, the precision of such surgical correction needs to be quantified in order to reduce recuts of the resection and to design assisting instrumentation. This study describes a method for novel three-dimensional analysis of tibial resection parameters in total knee arthroplasty. Pre-operative versus post-operative differences in the slopes of the varus-valgus and flexion-extension planes and the proximal-distal level between the tibia resection and the arthritic tibial joint line can reliably be measured using the three-dimensional models of the tibia and fibula...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777285/3d-modeling-of-lower-extremities-with-biplanar-radiographs-reliability-of-measures-on-subsequent-examinations
#10
David E Westberry, Ashley M Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Biplanar radiography with 3-dimensional (3D) modeling (EOS) provides a comprehensive assessment of lower limb alignment in an upright weight-bearing position with less radiation than conventional radiography. A study was performed to assess the consistency and reliability of 2 lower extremity 3D biplanar radiograph models created at least 1 year apart in a pediatric population. METHODS: All patients who had 2 lower extremity radiographic evaluations with EOS performed at visits a minimum of 1 year apart were reviewed...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776751/risk-factors-can-classify-individuals-who-develop-accelerated-knee-osteoarthritis-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Jeffrey B Driban, Timothy E McAlindon, Mamta Amin, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B Eaton, Julie E Davis, Bing Lu, Grace H Lo, Jeffrey Duryea, Mary F Barbe
We assessed which combinations of risk factors can classify adults who develop accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) or not and which factors are most important. We conducted a case-control study using data from baseline and the first 4 annual visits of the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Participants had no radiographic KOA at baseline (Kellgren-Lawrence [KL] < 2). We classified 3 groups (matched on sex): 1) accelerated KOA: >1 knee developed advance-stage KOA (KL = 3 or 4) within 48 months, 2) typical KOA: >1 knee increased in radiographic scoring (excluding those with accelerated KOA), and 3) No KOA: no change in KL grade by 48 months...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772066/varus-thrust-and-incident-and-progressive-knee-osteoarthritis
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Leena Sharma, Alison H Chang, Rebecca D Jackson, Michael Nevitt, Kirsten C Moisio, Marc Hochberg, Charles Eaton, C Kent Kwoh, Orit Almagor, Jane Cauley, Joan S Chmiel
BACKGROUND: To determine if varus thrust, bowing-out of the knee during gait, i.e., the first appearance or worsening of varus alignment during stance, is associated with incident and progressive knee osteoarthritis (OA), we undertook an Osteoarthritis Initiative ancillary study. We further considered hypothesized associations adjusted for static alignment, anticipating some attenuation. METHODS: 2-3 trained examiners/site at 4 sites observed gait. In eligible knees, incident OA was analyzed as subsequent incident KL≥2, whole and partial-grade medial joint space narrowing (JSN), and annualized loss of joint space width (JSW), and progression as medial JSN and JSW loss...
August 3, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768781/usefulness-of-an-accelerometer-based-portable-navigation-system-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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T Ikawa, S Takemura, M Kim, K Takaoka, Y Minoda, Y Kadoya
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of using a portable, accelerometer-based surgical navigation system (KneeAlign2) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) on the alignment of the femoral component, and blood loss. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 241 consecutive patients with primary osteoarthritis of the knee were enrolled in this prospective, randomised controlled study. There were 207 women and 34 men. The mean age of the patients was 74.0 years (57 to 89)...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763623/the-effects-of-anterolateral-tenodesis-on-tibiofemoral-contact-pressures-and-kinematics
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Eivind Inderhaug, Joanna M Stephen, Hadi El-Daou, Andy Williams, Andrew A Amis
BACKGROUND: Anterolateral tenodeses are increasingly popular in combination with intra-articular anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Despite the perception of risk of overconstraint and lateral osteoarthritis, evidence is lacking regarding the effect of graft tensioning on knee kinematics and intra-articular compartmental joint pressures. PURPOSE: To investigate tibiofemoral joint contact pressures and kinematics related to an anterolateral lesion and the effectiveness of a MacIntosh tenodesis in restoring these when varying (1) graft tension and (2) tibial rotation during graft fixation...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756064/ct-versus-mri-based-patient-specific-instrumentation-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiang-Dong Wu, Bing-Yan Xiang, Martijn G M Schotanus, Zun-Han Liu, Yu Chen, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: To determine whether computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more suitable for the patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) systems for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception to June 2016 for prospective comparative trials that compared CT- versus MRI-based PSI systems for TKA. Our predefined primary outcome was the outliers incidence of coronal overall limb alignment...
July 26, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752819/computer-assisted-navigation-in-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty
#16
Kamal Deep, Shivakumar Shankar, Ashish Mahendra
INTRODUCTION: Computer assisted surgery was pioneered in early 1990s. The first computer assisted surgery (CAS) total knee replacement with an imageless system was carried out in 1997. In the past 25 years, CAS has progressed from experimental in vitro studies to established in vivo surgical procedures. METHODS: A comprehensive body of evidence establishing the advantages of computer assisted surgery in knee and hip arthroplasty is available. Established benefits have been demonstrated including its role as an excellent research tool...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750548/a-feasibility-study-of-a-novel-task-specific-movement-training-intervention-for-women-with-patellofemoral-pain
#17
Gretchen B Salsich, Barbara Yemm, Karen Steger-May, Catherine E Lang, Linda R Van Dillen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a novel, task-specific training intervention that focused on correcting pain-producing movement patterns was feasible and whether it would improve hip and knee kinematics, pain, and function in women with patellofemoral pain. DESIGN: Prospective, non-randomized, within-group, double baseline, feasibility intervention study. SUBJECTS: A total of 25 women with patellofemoral pain were enrolled. INTERVENTION: The intervention, delivered 2×/week for six weeks, consisted of supervised, high-repetition practice of daily weight-bearing and recreational activities...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743096/osteoarthritis-with-permanent-dislocation-of-the-patella-treated-by-total-knee-arthroplasty-through-a-lateral-approach-a-report-of-two-cases
#18
Shuichi Fujiwara, Takafumi Hiranaka, Yuichi Hida, Shigeru Matsuda, Harunobu Uemoto
INTRODUCTION: Permanent dislocation of the patella (PDP) is a rare condition. In cases of PDP with tibiofemoral arthritis, total knee arthroplasty may be performed through a medial parapatellar approach with patellar realignment. In this article we present two cases of PDP with tibiofemoral osteoarthritis successfully treated via lateral approach TKA without any additional realignment procedure. We performed two total knee arthroplasties for PDP with lateral tibiofemoral arthritis through a lateral approach without any realignment procedure...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736080/the-effect-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-alignment-on-walking-in-individuals-treated-for-traumatic-lower-extremity-injuries
#19
Starr E Brown, Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Jason M Wilken
Limb salvage surgeries are performed to treat a variety of lower limb pathologies and traumatic injuries. Individuals who have undergone limb salvage surgeries may require an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to compensate for limb impairments and restore walking ability. Understanding the effects of AFO design parameters on gait biomechanics is important to refine AFO prescription criteria. In this study sagittal plane kinematic and kinetic data, muscle activity and alignment preference were examined as individuals treated for traumatic lower extremity injuries (N=12) walked over level ground with Plantarflexed (PF), Neutral, and Dorsiflexed (DF) aligned AFOs...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734667/characterization-of-cartilage-defects-detected-by-mri-in-kellgren-lawrence-grade-0-or-1-knees
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Kenji Taguchi, Ko Chiba, Narihiro Okazaki, Yasuo Kido, Takashi Miyamoto, Akihiko Yonekura, Masato Tomita, Masataka Uetani, Makoto Osaki
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis of the knee is generally evaluated by plain X-rays, which are incapable of detecting small cartilage damage. There are some patients who have small cartilage defects on MRI with no abnormal findings on plain X-rays. In this study, the prevalence and regional characteristics of cartilage defects detected by MRI were studied in cases with normal X-ray findings (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0 and 1). Relationships between the cartilage defects and OA risk factors such as obesity and leg alignment were also investigated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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