Advertisement

The Value of Cruciate Ligaments in an Unconstrained Knee Prosthesis

  • J. L. Lerat
  • B. Moyen
  • L. P. Jacomy
  • G. Py
  • J. J. Lalain
Conference paper

Abstract

Conservation of cruciate ligaments where possible has been the preoccupation of J. M. Cloutier since 1972. He was convinced that a knee prosthesis with femoral and tibial components simulating the normal knee anatomy could allow unconstrained rotational and sliding motion as dictated by the retained cruciate ligaments [2, 3]. Analysis of the results of a series of 67 consecutive knee arthroplasties employing the Cloutier knee, conducted between 1979 and 1985, convincingly demonstrates the value of the cruciate ligaments.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Cruciate Ligament Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tibial Component Knee Prosthesis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Andriacchi TP, Galante JO, Fermier RW (1982) The influence of total knee replacement design on walking and stair climbing. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 64(9): 1328–1335PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cloutier JM (1979) Communication, 1st meeting of International Society of the knee, Lyon, 1979Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cloutier JM (1983) Results of total knee arthroplasty with a non constrained prothesis. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 65(7):906–919PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Lerat JL, Moyen B, Dupre La Tour L (1986) Revision de 100 patients opérés d’une la-xité anterieure chronique par une methode dérivée de celles de K. Jones et D. Mac In-tosh. Intérêt d’un examen objectif de la laxité par des radiographies dynamiques. Congress of SOFCOT, 11 Nov 1986, ParisGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lerat JL, Moyen B, Mainetti E, Dupre La Tour L, Brunet-Gued JE (1986) Measure of laxities of the knee with stress radiographies and with the KT 1000 arthrometer. Communication, 2nd meeting of ESKA, BaselGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Lerat
    • 1
  • B. Moyen
    • 1
  • L. P. Jacomy
    • 1
  • G. Py
    • 1
  • J. J. Lalain
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique et de médecine du sportI. Hôpital Edouard HerriotLyonFrance

Personalised recommendations