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Effects of ligament pretension on the biomechanics of the knee: a finite element analysis

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A large number of finite element models have been developed to study the behaviour of the knee joint under different loading conditions. They have been used to study knee ligament function, knee prosthesis design and ligament reconstruction procedures. The terms pretension or prestrain of a knee ligament refer to the strain in the ligament when the joint is at full extension and little is known about its influence on the kinematics of the joint. In knee models, the ligament reference strains are usually merely estimated [1] and sometimes adapted by means of trial and error in order to get better agreement with experimental data [2]. As a consequence, very different values can be found in the literature. The purpose of this study was to analyze how ligament prestrains can affect the kinematics of the knee predicted with a FE model.

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Checa-Esteban, S., New, A.M.R. and Taylor, M. (1970) Effects of ligament pretension on the biomechanics of the knee: a finite element analysis At 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 19 - 22 Mar 2006.

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Published date: 1 January 1970
Venue - Dates: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2006-03-19 - 2006-03-22
Keywords: finite element modelling, knee biomechanics, ligament, total knee replacement

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Local EPrints ID: 48529
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48529
PURE UUID: dd230ab2-c5af-4568-a480-215501573b33

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Date deposited: 04 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:59

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Author: S. Checa-Esteban
Author: A.M.R. New
Author: M. Taylor

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