TITLE

PATELLOFEMORAL REPLACEMENT POLYMER STRESS DURING DAILY ACTIVITIES: A FINITE ELEMENT STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Morra, Edward A.; Greenwald, A. Seth
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2006 Supplement 4, Vol. 88-A, p213
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study which describes the influence of three different patellofemoral implant design on stresses associated with polymer abrasion and delamination. It suggests their efficacy in clinical use. The kinematic model of a total knee replacement indicates that patellofemoral contact at 15° of knee flexion occurs slightly inferior to the midline of the patellar component. There is a resurgence of interest in patellofemoral arthroplasty for isolated compartmental arthritis.
ACCESSION #
23614855

 

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