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    Patellofemoral contact forces and pressures during intramedullary tibial nailing

    Devitt, Frank and Coughlan, K.A. and Ward, Tomas E. and McCormack, D. and Mulcahy, D. and Felle, P. and McElwain, J.P. (1998) Patellofemoral contact forces and pressures during intramedullary tibial nailing. International Orthopaedics, 22 (2). pp. 92-96. ISSN 0341-2695

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    Patellofemoral joint forces and pressures were measured in a cadaver model during intramedullary nailing of the tibia. A significant increase in contact pressures was found at the lateral facet of the patellofemoral articulation using the medial paratendinous approach (P= 0.01) and at the medial facet when using the trans-patellar tendon approach (P = 0.001) to the proximal tibia. Increased contact pressures at the patellofemoral joint may result in chondral injury, which in turn may cause anterior knee pain, a common complication of tibial nailing.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Patellofemoral; intramedullary; tibial nailing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 8418
    Depositing User: Frank Devitt
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 11:41
    Journal or Publication Title: International Orthopaedics
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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