LCS® Mobile Bearing Knee Arthroplasty

A 25 Years Worldwide Review

  • Karel J. Hamelynck
  • James B. Stiehl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karel J. Hamelynck
      Pages 2-2
    3. John W. Goodfellow, John O’Connor
      Pages 3-15
    4. F. F. Buechel
      Pages 19-25
  3. Design of the LCS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. K. J. Hamelynck, J.-L. Briard, M. J. Pappas
      Pages 29-38
    3. J. B. Stiehl, R. D. Komistek
      Pages 57-66
    4. H. M. J. McEwen, D. E. McNulty, D. D. Auger, R. Farrar, Y. S. Liao, M. H. Stone et al.
      Pages 67-80
  4. Clinical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. P. A. Keblish, J. L. Briard, K. J. Hamelynck, W. Mueller, N. F. Friederich, B. Sorrells et al.
      Pages 83-119
    3. F. F. Buechel, J. B. Stiehl, R. B. Sorrels, R. Windhager, Ch. Aigner, P. A. Keblish et al.
      Pages 121-207
    4. J. B. Stiehl, Karel J. Hamelynck, James B. Stiehl, Paul E. Voorhorst, T. Y. Kashiwagi, J. G. Boldt et al.
      Pages 209-233
    5. D. E. Beverland, L. R. Jordan, F. F. Buechel, J. B. Stiehl, K. J. Hamelynck, J. L. Briard et al.
      Pages 235-270
    6. F. F. Buechel, J. G. Fitzek, R. D. Jones
      Pages 271-291
  5. Design Worldwide Trends in Mobile Bearing TKA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
  6. Future Trends with the LCS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. J. B. Stiehl
      Pages 311-311
    3. R. D. Oakeshott, R. D. Komistek, J. B. Stiehl
      Pages 313-320
    4. D. J. Kilgus, B. D. Haas
      Pages 321-331
    5. J. M. Strauss, J.-L. Briard, W. Rüther
      Pages 333-342
    6. W. K. Walter, B. Zicat
      Pages 343-348
    7. D. A. Fisher, G. C. Keene
      Pages 353-358
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book


This book reviews the LCS Mobile Bearing Arthroplasty which has been enthusiastically embraced by surgeons worldwide since introduction in 1977. Dr. Frederick Buechel and Dr. Mike Pappas developed a total knee prosthesis based on the concepts of low contact stress with unconstrained articulation using a mobile polyethylene bearing and highly conforming geometry. The long-term clinical results and evolutionary changes in surgical technique and understanding of total knee arthroplasty will be discussed. Recent scientific methodologies including wear simulation and fluoroscopic kinematic analysis have provided enlightening insight to clinical performance. Future modifications to the implant system will be described. Surgeons interested in proposing future designs using the mobile bearing concept will benefit from the knowledge of this experience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karel J. Hamelynck
    • 1
  • James B. Stiehl
    • 2
  1. 1.Hospital Slotervaart ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Hospital of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63944-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59347-5
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