Journal article

Extent and distribution of tibial osteochondral disruption during simulated landing impact with axial tibial rotation restraint

CH Yeow, PVS Lee, JCH Goh

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Post-traumatic knee osteochondral injuries are often coupled with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury mechanisms during landing. However, it is not well understood whether restraining axial tibial rotation during landing would influence the extent and distribution of osteochondral disruption. Using ski landing as an example, this study subjected knee specimens to simulated landing impact without and with axial tibial rotation restraint, and investigated the extent and distribution of osteochondral disruption at the tibial plateau. Twenty-one porcine knee specimens were randomly divided into three test conditions, namely: (1) control, (2) impact only (I), and 3) impact with restraint (IR)..

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