D. Breton, V. Burdin, J. Leboucher
Jul 3, 2013
2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Several models exist in the literature to describe knee kinematics. In this paper we propose a morpho-functional approach based on the determination of a simulated kinematics of flexion/extension from a unique CT scan acquisition. We will compare this kinematics to the real one obtained from experiments on one cadaver. In parallel, we have developed quantitative tools for the assessment of the motion. As the computation of these tools depends on the bone morphology, they can describe the state of the joint, which is not classical in the literature. Both tools follow the evolution of the distances between two bones during motion. They are called the Figure of Articular Coherence and the Index of Articular Coherence. In order to verify the relevance of these tools, we have tested them to compare different surgeries of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction.