The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of understuffing and overstuffing UKA on bone stresses, load distribution and ligament strains. For that purpose, a numerical knee model of a cadaveric knee was developed and was validated against experimental measurements on that same knee. Good agreement was found among the numerical and experimental results. This study showed that, even if a medial UKA is wellaligned with normal soft tissue tension and with correct thickness of the tibia component, it induces a stiffness modification in the joint that alters the load distribution between the medial and lateral compartments, the bone stress and the ligament strain potentially leading to an osteoarthritic progression.

Load sharing and ligament strains in balanced, overstuffed and understuffed UKA. A validated finite element analysis / Innocenti, Bernardo; Bilgen, Ömer Faruk; Labey, Luc; Van Lenthe, G. Harry; Sloten, Jos Vander; Catani, Fabio. - In: THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. - ISSN 0883-5403. - 29:7(2014), pp. 1491-1498. [10.1016/j.arth.2014.01.020]

Load sharing and ligament strains in balanced, overstuffed and understuffed UKA. A validated finite element analysis

CATANI, Fabio
2014

Abstract

The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of understuffing and overstuffing UKA on bone stresses, load distribution and ligament strains. For that purpose, a numerical knee model of a cadaveric knee was developed and was validated against experimental measurements on that same knee. Good agreement was found among the numerical and experimental results. This study showed that, even if a medial UKA is wellaligned with normal soft tissue tension and with correct thickness of the tibia component, it induces a stiffness modification in the joint that alters the load distribution between the medial and lateral compartments, the bone stress and the ligament strain potentially leading to an osteoarthritic progression.
2014
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Load sharing and ligament strains in balanced, overstuffed and understuffed UKA. A validated finite element analysis / Innocenti, Bernardo; Bilgen, Ömer Faruk; Labey, Luc; Van Lenthe, G. Harry; Sloten, Jos Vander; Catani, Fabio. - In: THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. - ISSN 0883-5403. - 29:7(2014), pp. 1491-1498. [10.1016/j.arth.2014.01.020]
Innocenti, Bernardo; Bilgen, Ömer Faruk; Labey, Luc; Van Lenthe, G. Harry; Sloten, Jos Vander; Catani, Fabio
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