Sagittal plane articulation of the contralateral knee of subjects with posterior cruiciate ligament deficiency

an observational study

Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Jennie Scarvell, Graham Buirski, Kevin R. Woods, Paul N. Smith

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Abstract

Background
The aim of the present study was to compare the in vivo articulation of the healthy knee to the contralateral knee of subjects with acute and chronic PCL injuries.

Methods
Magnetic resonance was used to generate sagittal images of 10 healthy knees and 10 knees with isolated PCL injuries (5 acute and 5 chronic). The subjects performed a supine leg press against a 150 N load. Images were generated at 15 degree intervals as the knee flexed from 0 to 90 degrees. The tibiofemoral contact (TFC), and the centre of the femoral condyle (as defined by the flexion facet centre (FFC)), were measured from the posterior tibial cortex.

Results
There was no significant difference in the TFC and FFC between the healthy knee and contralateral knee of subjects with acute and chronic PCL injuries in the medial and lateral compartments of the knee.

Conclusions
The findings of this study suggest there is no predisposing articulation abnormality to PCL injury, in the setting of chronic injury the contralateral knee does not modify its articulation profile and the contralateral knee can be used as a valid control when evaluating the articulation of the PCL deficient knee
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Sagittal plane articulation of the contralateral knee of subjects with posterior cruiciate ligament deficiency : an observational study. / Chandrasekaran, Sivashankar; Scarvell, Jennie; Buirski, Graham; Woods, Kevin R.; Smith, Paul N.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, Vol. 7, 2012, p. 12-18.

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