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dc.rights.licenseRestricted to current Rensselaer faculty, staff and students. Access inquiries may be directed to the Rensselaer Libraries.
dc.contributorLedet, Eric H.
dc.contributorWan, Leo Q.
dc.contributorHahn, Mariah
dc.contributorMuller, Jacobus
dc.contributor.authorDion, Matthew Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:56:48Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:56:48Z
dc.date.created2018-02-22T16:05:09Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/2140
dc.descriptionDecember 2017
dc.descriptionSchool of Engineering
dc.description.abstractTo better understand the effects of total knee arthroplasty on knee biomechanics, we developed and validated a “smart” patellar implant for measuring forces in the knee. Patellar implants were created by instrumenting implants with three wireless, passive force sensors. The smart patellar implants were then used to characterize the biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint using a knee simulator and in cadavers. The effect of clinical technique on patellofemoral biomechanics was measured. This novel diagnostics tool has the potential to provide novel information on patellofemoral biomechanics and reduce post-operative complications and costs after total knee arthroplasty through objective, intraoperative feedback.
dc.description.abstractTotal knee arthroplasty is a common orthopaedic procedure with approximately 700,000 new surgeries performed in the United States annually. A common complication following total knee arthroplasty is anterior knee pain, which affects tens to hundreds of thousands of people each year. The exact mechanism that leads to anterior knee pain remains unknown, but improper implant sizing may cause pathologic loading of the knee resulting in pain.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectBiomedical engineering
dc.titleAnalysis of intraoperative technique and its effect on loading patterns across the patellofemoral joint using a smart patellar implant
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid178834
dc.digitool.pid178835
dc.digitool.pid178836
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Biomedical Engineering


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