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The methodological detail about determining the femoral axis on lateral fluoroscopic images of the knee is lacking. This paper reports on the use of the posterior border of the lower femoral diaphysis to represent the axis. This method is accurate, simple, reliable and can be used by researchers studying knee joint kinematics using dynamic video fluoroscopy. It is also useful in the outpatient clinic to assess the flexion/extension position of femoral components after knee arthroplasty.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0968-0160(01)00132-6

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Knee

Publication Date

02/2002

Volume

9

Pages

65 - 68

Addresses

Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, OX3 7LD, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Diaphyses, Femur, Knee Joint, Humans, Knee Injuries, Fluoroscopy, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Reproducibility of Results