|Title||Lower limb kinematics of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty individuals during stair ascent|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Kakar, RSingh, Fu, Y-C, Kinsey, TL, Brown, CN, Mahoney, OM, Simpson, KJ|
|Journal||Journal of Orthopaedics|
|Pagination||173 - 178|
Purpose of the study was to compare lower-limb kinematics and interlimb asymmetry during stair ascent in individuals post-medial or lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA).
60 patients (20 medial; 10 lateral) post-UKA and 30 matched healthy controls performed stair ascent. Spatio-temporal, lower-limb kinematics and interlimb asymmetries during stair ascent were compared.
Medial-UKA group displayed 5° less knee extension of the UKA limb than controls (p = 0.005) and 2° less than the contralateral limb during stance phase. No interlimb asymmetries were found for lateral-UKA.
Patients post-UKA demonstrate satisfactory lower-limb kinematics and minimal interlimb asymmetry during stair ascent compared to healthy individuals.
|Short Title||Journal of Orthopaedics|