Alignment of the normal knee; Relationship to total knee replacement

D. S. Hungerford, M. W. Hungerford

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Abstract

There is an interplay between the anatomy of the articular surfaces, their relationship to the axes of rotation of the normal knee, and the four principle ligaments that stabilize the knee that gives the knee its complex and spectacularly successful kinematics. These kinematics are complex, but now are well understood owing to clinical and biomechanical research. With resurfacing total knee replacement comes the possibility of altering this complex interplay to the detriment of both function and survival of the prosthetic reconstruction. It is imperative that the surgeon understand this interplay and seek to reproduce it through the replacement surgery. Moreover, it is also important to understand the specific consequences of the common malalignments so they can be detected and corrected prior to finishing the arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTotal Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages25-31
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540202420, 9783540202424
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Knee
Biomechanical Phenomena
Ligaments
Arthroplasty
Anatomy
Joints
Research

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  • Medicine(all)

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Hungerford, D. S., & Hungerford, M. W. (2005). Alignment of the normal knee; Relationship to total knee replacement. In Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance (pp. 25-31). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27658-0_4

Alignment of the normal knee; Relationship to total knee replacement. / Hungerford, D. S.; Hungerford, M. W.

Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005. p. 25-31.

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Hungerford, DS & Hungerford, MW 2005, Alignment of the normal knee; Relationship to total knee replacement. in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27658-0_4
Hungerford DS, Hungerford MW. Alignment of the normal knee; Relationship to total knee replacement. In Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2005. p. 25-31 https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27658-0_4
Hungerford, D. S. ; Hungerford, M. W. / Alignment of the normal knee; Relationship to total knee replacement. Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005. pp. 25-31
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