Imperial College London

ProfessorAndrewAmis

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7062a.amis

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Fabienne Laperche +44 (0)20 7594 7033

 
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Location

 

713City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Masouros:2008:10.1007/s00167-008-0616-9,
author = {Masouros, SD and McDermott, ID and Amis, AA and AMJ, B},
doi = {10.1007/s00167-008-0616-9},
journal = {KNEE SURG SPORT TR A},
pages = {1121--1132},
title = {Biomechanics of the meniscus-meniscal ligament construct of the knee},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-008-0616-9},
volume = {16},
year = {2008}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The menisci of the knee act primarily to redistribute contact force across the tibio-femoral articulation. This meniscal function is achieved through a combination of the material, geometry and attachments of the menisci. The main ligaments that attach the menisci to the tibia (insertional ligaments, deep medial collateral ligament), the femur (meniscofemoral ligaments, deep medial collateral ligament) and each other (the anterior intermeniscal ligament) are the means by which the contact force between tibia and femur is distributed into hoop stresses in the menisci to reduce contact pressure at the joint. This means that the functional biomechanics of the menisci cannot be considered in isolation and should be considered as the functional biomechanics of the meniscus-meniscal ligament construct. This article presents the current knowledge on the anatomy and functional biomechanics of the meniscus and its associated ligaments. Much is known about the function of the meniscus-meniscal ligament construct; however, there still remain significant gaps in the literature in terms of the properties of the anterior intermeniscal ligament and its function, the properties of the insertional ligaments, and the most appropriate ways to reconstruct meniscal function surgically.
AU - Masouros,SD
AU - McDermott,ID
AU - Amis,AA
AU - AMJ,B
DO - 10.1007/s00167-008-0616-9
EP - 1132
PY - 2008///
SN - 0942-2056
SP - 1121
TI - Biomechanics of the meniscus-meniscal ligament construct of the knee
T2 - KNEE SURG SPORT TR A
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-008-0616-9
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/5957
VL - 16
ER -