Centre of the posterior cruciate ligament and the sulcus between tubercle spines are reliable landmarks for tibial component placement


Sahin N., ATICI T. , Kurtoglu U., Turgut A., ÖZKAYA G. , Ozkan Y.

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, vol.21, no.10, pp.2384-2391, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00167-012-2120-5
  • Title of Journal : KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2384-2391
  • Keywords: Knee, Osteoarthritis, Total knee arthroplasty, Coronal alignment, Rotational alignment, Tibial component, TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, COMPUTER-ASSISTED NAVIGATION, ROTATIONAL ALIGNMENT, TRANSEPICONDYLAR AXIS, FEMORAL COMPONENT, REPRODUCIBILITY, VARIABILITY, REPLACEMENT, REFERENCES, POSITION

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the axes aligned with the sulcus between the tibial spines and the middle of the posterior cruciate ligament at the knee and with the tibialis anterior tendon at the ankle provide a neutral rotational and coronal alignment of the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty (TKA).