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author = {Munford, M and Liddle, A and Stoddart, J and Cobb, J and Jeffers, J},
doi = {10.1302/2046-3758.112.BJR-2021-0304.R1},
journal = {Bone and Joint Research},
pages = {1--3},
title = {Total and partial knee replacement implants that maintain native load transfer in the Tibia},
url = {},
volume = {11},
year = {2022}

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AB - Aims:Unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty (UKA and TKA) are successful treatments for osteoarthritis, but the solid metal implants disrupt the natural distribution of stress and strain which can lead to bone loss over time. This generates problems if the implant needs to be revised. This study investigates whether titanium lattice UKA and TKA implants can maintain natural load transfer in the proximal tibia. Methods:In a cadaveric model, UKA and TKA procedures were performed on 8 fresh-frozen knee specimens, using conventional (solid) and titanium lattice tibial implants. Stress at the bone-implant interfaces were measured and compared to the native knee.Results:Titanium lattice implants were able to restore the mechanical environment of the native tibia for both UKA and TKA designs. Maximum stress at the bone-implant interface ranged from 1.2-3.3 MPa compared to 1.3-2.7 MPa for the native tibia. The conventional solid UKA and TKA implants reduced the maximum stress in the bone by a factor of 10 and caused >70% of bone surface area to be underloaded compared to the native tibia. Conclusions:Titanium lattice implants maintained the natural mechanical loading in the proximal tibia after UKA and TKA, but conventional solid implants did not. This is an exciting first step towards implants that maintain bone health, but such implants also have to meet fatigue and micromotion criteria to be clinically viable.
AU - Munford,M
AU - Liddle,A
AU - Stoddart,J
AU - Cobb,J
AU - Jeffers,J
DO - 10.1302/2046-3758.112.BJR-2021-0304.R1
EP - 3
PY - 2022///
SN - 2046-3758
SP - 1
TI - Total and partial knee replacement implants that maintain native load transfer in the Tibia
T2 - Bone and Joint Research
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 11
ER -