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Hip, knee and ankle kinematics improve after total knee replacement but do not return to normal

De Vecchis, Marina, Bowd, Jake, Wilson, Chris, Whatling, Gemma, Holt, Cathy, Williams, David (2021) Hip, knee and ankle kinematics improve after total knee replacement but do not return to normal. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 29 (S1). S184-S185. ISSN 1063-4584. (doi:10.1016/j.joca.2021.02.252) (KAR id:97467)


Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is performed to reduce pain and improve the function of the lower limb. Most of the current literature focuses on knee kinematics pre and post-TKR, compared to healthy controls. However, there is limited research exploring hip and ankle kinematics before and after TKR and comparing them to non-pathological subjects (NP). This study aims to explore the differences in hip, knee and ankle kinematics in the sagittal and frontal planes pre to post-TKR and to investigate whether the lower limb joints’ kinematics post-TKR normalise and compare to NP. This knowledge would help to understand to which extent TKR helps to improve the whole lower limb function.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.joca.2021.02.252
Additional information: Abstracts from the Virtual 2021 OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis 29 April-1 May 2021 • Virtual Event
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Jake Bowd
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2022 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 03 May 2024 03:15 UTC
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