LOWER LIMB KINEMATICS AND KINETICS AFTER TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY SURGERY DURING RUNNING - A CASE STUDY

lgor Komnik, Markus Peters, Wolfgang Potthast

Abstract


To date orthopedist's recommendations concerning high impact athvities after knee arthroplasty surgery such as running are rather based on conjectures than evidence based research. Hence this study aimed to investigate walking and running locomotion of a female total knee arthroplasty patient by means of an inverse dynamic approach. The results showed reduced knee adduction moments in the affected knee and a redistribution of generated energy to the detriment of the hip joint during running. The described results should be confirmed by further studies with larger cohorts. The primary purpose should be to provide profound information to patients after knee arthroplasty surgery regarding possibilities and limitations of high impact sports activities participation.

Keywords


knee arthroplasty; running; AnyBody

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ISSN 1999-4168