Tibiofemoral kinematics in healthy and osteoarthritic knees during twisting

Masato Kiyohara, Satoshi Hamai, Hirotaka Gondo, Hidehiko Higaki, Satoru Ikebe, Tetsuro Ushio, Koji Murakami, Yasuharu Nakashima

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the in vivo kinematics of healthy knees and those with osteoarthritis (OA), during twisting using density-based image-matching techniques. Methods: Five healthy subjects and 26 patients with medial knee OA performed twisting under periodic X-ray imaging. Results: The tibiofemoral rotation at the ipsilateral/contralateral twist in healthy and OA knees were 11° ± 9.3° externally/9.5° ± 5.6° internally (p < 0.05) and 4.4° ± 7.2° externally/2.7° ± 8° internally (p < 0.05), respectively. Conclusions: The kinematic analysis of OA knees during twisting revealed significantly smaller tibiofemoral rotation than those of healthy knees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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