Influence of the Varus-Valgus Instability of the Contact of the Femora-Tibial Joint
AbstractKnee joint instability may occur in rupture of ligaments, especially of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) (Inouc et ai, 1987). Also in Charcot's joint, with loss of synergistic reflexes and deep sensation loss, the muscles and stretched ligaments cannot retain normal alignment and stability of the joint. This in turn results in faulty weight bearing with excessive stress upon the articular surfaces and in destruction of the joint (Katz et ai, 1961). To assess the changes in articular surface contact of the unstable knee joint, the contact pressures of the femoro-tibial joint with varus or valgus alignment were measured using a newly developed system.
Injuries / Rehabilitation