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The Geometry of the Tibial Plateau and Its Influence on the Biomechanics of the Tibiofemoral Joint

By Javad Hashemi, Naveen Chandrashekar, Brian Gill, Bruce D. Beynnon, James R. Slauterbeck, Robert C. Schutt, Hossein Mansouri and Eugene Dabezies

Abstract

Background: The geometry of the tibial plateau is complex and asymmetric. Previous research has characterized subject-to-subject differences in the tibial plateau geometry in the sagittal plane on the basis of a single parameter, the posterior slope. We hypothesized that (1) there are large subject-to-subject variations in terms of slopes, the depth of concavity of the medial plateau, and the extent of convexity of the lateral plateau; (2) medial tibial slope and lateral tibial slope are different within subjects; (3) there are sex-based differences in the slopes as well as concavities and convexities of the tibial plateau; and (4) age is not associated with any of the measured parameters

Topics: Scientific Articles
Publisher: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2663332
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