BIOMECHANICAL EVAUATION OF KNEE JOINT STABILITY FOR VARIOUS POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION METHODS

  • Y. H. Kim
  • K. Kim
  • W. M. Park
  • S. H. Kim
Keywords: posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), reconstruction, stability.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Recently, it has been reported that PCL injuries in the athletic population, especially in contact sports, occurred frequently by a fall on the flexed knee with a planar flexed foot and hyperflexion of the knee (Wind et al. 2004). However, the most effective PCL reconstruction method is not well understood even though PCL reconstruction has become popular with the advance of arthroscopic surgical techniques. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the stability recovery of the knee joint for various reconstruction methods, conventional single and double bundle reconstruction methods as well as double bundle augmentation methods by using the finite element analysis.