A comparison of knee conditions before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 15:55 authored by Quoc Nguyen
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a common procedure intended to restore function to damaged knees resulting from injuries or common diseases such as late stage osteoarthritis (OA). The end goal is to improve a patient's range of motion, as well as reducing pain levels to an acceptable level comparable to that of a healthy knee. The procedure involves replacing both the femoral and tibial components with metallic implants adjoined together with a synthetic polyethylene insert to replicate a real knee. The goal of this project is to analyse the differences in knee biomechanics before and after the TKA procedure using medial pivot implants. If time and resources permit, comparisons between traditional knee implants and medial pivot implants may also be researched.