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Magnetic resonance based biomechanical analysis of the knee joint

  • M. Siebert
  • K.-H. Englmeier
  • R. V. Eisenhart-Rothe
  • C. Bringmann
  • F. Eckstein
  • H. Bonél
  • M. Reiser
  • H. Graichen
Conference paper

Abstract

Insufficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is accused to cause an increase of femoro-tibial translation. This leads to an increase in shear forces which can be relevant for progression of degenerative changes of the meniscus and the cartilage. To quantify the amount of femoro-tibial translation in vivo we developed a new technique using a semi automatic calculated transepicondylar line of the femur for distance measurement [1].

Keywords

Open MRT biomechanics knee joint 

References

  1. 1.
    A. M. Hollister, S. Jatana, A. K. Singh, W. W. Sullivan and A. G. Lupichuk, “The axes of rotation of the knee”, Clin. Orthop., 290, pp. 259–268, 1993.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Siebert
    • 1
  • K.-H. Englmeier
    • 1
  • R. V. Eisenhart-Rothe
    • 4
  • C. Bringmann
    • 2
  • F. Eckstein
    • 2
  • H. Bonél
    • 3
  • M. Reiser
    • 3
  • H. Graichen
    • 4
  1. 1.GSF — Institute for Medical InformaticsNeuherbergGermany
  2. 2.Musculoskeletal Research GroupLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Clinical RadiologyLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
  4. 4.Research Group for Kinematics and BiomechanicsUniversity of FrankfurtGermany

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