Biomechanics of a Novel Extra-articular Implant for Younger Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Type: Journal article
Link to this item using this URL: https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/12144
This research aimed to study the efficacy of a novel implant for osteoarthritic knees. This implant is designed to eliminate excessive loads through the knee and to provide suitable conditions for possible tibiofemoral cartilage regeneration. The implant was designed for the medial side of the knee joint. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was performed for an extended knee position of the knee joint. Contact pressure distributions on the medial and lateral compartments were investigated as well as stress distributions throughout the implant’s plates. Results with and without the implant were compared, and it was seen that the contact pressures on the surface of the distal femur were reduced by more than 90% after the introduction of the implant.
Subjects: Extra-articular; Implant; Knee; Minimally invasive; Osteoarthritis
Copyright: De Gruyter Open publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.