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{Harries:1994:10.1016/0968-0160(94)90060-4,
author = {Harries, W and Amis, A},
doi = {10.1016/0968-0160(94)90060-4},
journal = {The Knee},
pages = {209--215},
title = {The Apex polyester fibre anterior cruciate ligament implant: operative procedure and early results},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0968-0160(94)90060-4},
volume = {1},
year = {1994}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This paper describes the surgical method and instruments for placing and anchoring the Apex polyester fibre anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. It then reviews the early clinical findings and describes recent developments. At the time of review, 172 Apex replacements had been implanted in the UK in arthroscopically proven chronic ACL-deficient knees. These had been inserted at eight centres since 1987, and follow up was by a single observer assessing patients by questionnaire, clinical examination, stress X-ray and KT 1000 arthrometer. Patients less than 12 months from surgery were excluded, leaving 95 with a mean follow up of 27 months (range 13 to 66 months) on whom results are based. Assessment showed improved stability after operation and the Apex implant appears to provide a reliable method of stabilizing the ACL deficient knee within the confines of this short-term review. The authors feel that further trials are justified. © 1995.
AU - Harries,W
AU - Amis,A
DO - 10.1016/0968-0160(94)90060-4
EP - 215
PY - 1994///
SN - 0968-0160
SP - 209
TI - The Apex polyester fibre anterior cruciate ligament implant: operative procedure and early results
T2 - The Knee
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0968-0160(94)90060-4
VL - 1
ER -