The Knee, ISSN: 1873-5800, Vol: 18, Issue: 1, Page: 5-10

Anthropometric measurements of knee joints in Thai population: Correlation to the sizing of current knee prostheses

Chaichankul, Chaiyos; Tanavalee, Aree; Itiravivong, Pibul

Anthropometric data on the distal femoral condyle and the proximal tibia of 200 knees in 200 Thai subjects were measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The data including the resected femoral anterior–posterior (AP) length, the resected femoral medial–lateral (ML) width, the resected tibial AP length and the resected tibial ML width were measured. A characterization of the aspect ratio (the ML to AP dimensions) was made for the distal part of the femur and the aspect ratio (the AP to ML dimensions) was made for the proximal part of the tibia. All parameters were compared to the size of the total knee prosthesis with four prosthetic systems which currently used in Thailand: NexGen (Zimmer), P.F.C. Sigma (Depuy-Johnson & Johnson), Genesis II (Smith & nephew), and Scorpio (Stryker). The results of this study could provide fundamental data for the design of knee prostheses suitable for the Thai population.

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