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A simple method for determining ligament stiffness during total knee arthroplasty in vivo

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Völlner, Florian ; Weber, Tim ; Weber, Markus ; Renkawitz, Tobias ; Dendorfer, Sebastian ; Grifka, Joachim ; Craiovan, Benjamin
Date of publication of this fulltext: 30 Apr 2019 06:19


A key requirement in both native knee joints and total knee arthroplasty is a stable capsular ligament complex. However, knee stability is highly individual and ranges from clinically loose to tight. So far, hardly any in vivo data on the intrinsic mechanical of the knee are available. This study investigated if stiffness of the native ligament complex may be determined in vivo using a standard ...


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