Investigation into the factors that drive knee kinematics in cruciate retaining kinematic computer assisted total knee arthroplasty: An observational case series



The aim of this project is to examine the influence of different anatomical structures on knee kinematics in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), with focus on condylar movement over the tibia (pivot and rollback through flexion). The structures under investigation include medial and lateral collateral ligament (MCL/LCL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), iliotibial band (ITB) and patellofemoral (PF) function (tibial tuberosity (TT) to trochlear groove (TG) offset). Changes in laxity will be recorded through measurements on both native anatomy and after implantation of trials to assess differences introduced during TKA.