Bicruciate-stabilised total knee replacements produce more normal sagittal plane kinematics than posterior-stabilised designs

Tom Ward, Alexander Burns, M. Gillespie, Jennie Scarvell, Paul Smith

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Bicruciate-stabilised total knee replacement (TKR) aims to restore normal kinematics by replicating the function of both cruciate ligaments. We performed a prospective, randomised controlled trial in which bicruciate- and posterior-stabilised TKRs were implanted in 13 and 15 osteo-arthritic knees, respectively. The mean age of the bicruciate-stabilised group was 63.9 years (sd 10.00) and that of the posterior-stabilised group 63.2 years (sd 6.7). A control group comprised 14 normal subjects with a mean age of 67.9 years (sd 7.9). The patellar tendon angle (PTA) was measured one week pre-operatively and at seven weeks post-operatively during knee extension, flexion and step-up exercises
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-913
Number of pages7
JournalThe Bone and Joint Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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