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2022 Dec 24

J Pers Med



Total Knee Arthroplasty Violates the Law of Burmester-A Biomechanical Investigation.


Maderbacher G, Keshmiri A, Springorum H R, Mösenbacher A, Grifka J, Baier C
J Pers Med. 2022 Dec 24; 13(1).
PMID: 36675698.


Kinematic patterns of knees after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are different from those of healthy knees. We hypothesised that these changes cause a relevant shift in the medial and lateral epicondyles and, consequently, the insertion sites of the collateral ligaments. Any alterations, however, violate the law of Burmester, which states a close relation between the course of the collateral and cruciate ligaments, and the articular surfaces.