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    Dear Subscribers:

    Thanks to all who responded to my original message regarding the
    geometries of commercially available total knee prosthesis. Below is
    the original message and a summary of replies:

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    Original message:

    Dear Subscribers,

    I am writing to ask for help in finding information on the geometry of
    total knee replacement components. I am looking at the effects of
    ligament imbalance in total knee replacement surgery and require
    information on the specific geometry of the femoral and tibial
    components. This information is not easily obtained from the
    manufacturers and I have not been able to find published data.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. A summary of replies will be
    posted.

    Thanks for your help,

    Scott Illsley

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    Summary of replies:

    -A study about the ligaments influence in total knee replacement is
    reported in our paper Martelli S. et al. , J Arthroplasty , v.13, n.2,
    1998, pp. 145-155, for INTERAX prosthesis.

    -J.D. Des Jardins, H. Haider, P.S. Walker, The use of a force-controlled
    dynamic knee simulator to quantify the mechanical performance of total
    knee replacement designs during functional activity. Journal of
    Biomechanics, Vol. 33/10, pp. 1231-1242, 2000.

    -Wilson, B.D. Knee ligament length changes during walking. Iowa PhD
    thesis Microform publications, 1980. Contains 3D coordinates
    of knee ligament attachment sites for a number (10?) of cadaver knees.
    Brief publication in Biomechanics IV or V.

    Thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated!

    Scott Illsley
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    Scott Illsley
    Neuromotor Control Laboratory
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    2324 Main Mall
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
    Lab: (604) 822-8785
    Fax: (604) 822-2403
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