Biomechanical testing was performed on 5 candaveric knees to evaluate the effect of patellofemoral design on shear and compressive force at the patellar component-bone interface. Three patellofemoral designs with identical tibiofemoral articular surfaces were tested. The knees were tested under dynamic loading conditions from 0° to 100° flexion. A transducer that measured 3 orthogonal force components was mounted between the patellar component and the patella. The combination of an oval dome patella with a 2- mm deeper trochlear groove and associated increased femoral resection was compared with a biconcave patella with standard trochlea and normal femoral resection. Alignment of the trochlear groove in 7° valgus (anatomic) decreased medial-lateral shear by 10% to symmetric trochlear groove alignment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine