Journal article

Forward lunge knee biomechanics before and after partial meniscectomy

Michelle Hall, Jonas Hoberg Nielsen, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen, Dennis Brandborg Nielsen, Mark W Creaby, Jonas Bloch Thorlund

KNEE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients following meniscectomy are at increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis in the tibiofemoral compartment and at the patellofemoral joint. As osteoarthritis is widely considered a mechanical disease, it is important to understand the potential effect of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) on knee joint mechanics. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in knee joint biomechanics during a forward lunge in patients with a suspected degenerative meniscal tear from before to three months after APM. METHODS: Twenty-two patients (35-55 years old) with a suspected degenerative medial meniscal tear participated in this study. Three dimensional knee biomechanic..

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Grants

Awarded by Danish Council for Independent Research\Medical Sciences


Awarded by National Health Medical Research Council, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is supported by grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research vertical bar Medical Sciences (#12-125457) and IMK Almene Fond. We would like to thank the patients for their participation in the study. Also we would like to acknowledge the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Odense University Hospital, Odense and Svendborg, Department of Orthopedics, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kolding (Nis Nissen), MD Troels Laulund and project nurse Annie Gam-Pedersen for their help. MH was supported by a PhD scholarship from a National Health Medical Research Council, Australia program grant (#631717) and an International Travel Grant from the International Society of Biomechanics.