W C Kim

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, United States

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Publications (3)3.86 Total impact

  • T Q Lee, M I Danto, W C Kim
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    ABSTRACT: Synthetic femurs were used to assess the initial bone-implant interface stability of three total hip systems: Wright Medical Technology's Infinity smooth trochanteric module (S-TM), Infinity porous-coated trochanteric module (PC-TM), and Johnson and Johnson S-ROM with a porous surface. The hips were implanted into synthetic femurs, rigidly fixed, and subjected to internal rotation and cyclic, axial compressive loads. The results showed that all three implants achieved good initial implant stability and would be expected to permit bone ingrowth. The porous-coated implants showed greater initial implant stability with less axial micromotion compared with the smooth implants. This finding suggests that surface texture plays a role in initial stability of uncemented prostheses if the bone behaves similar to the material used in this study.
    Orthopedics 09/1998; 21(8):885-8. · 0.98 Impact Factor
  • T Q Lee, W C Kim
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    ABSTRACT: Thirty-six patellae were used to geometrically assess anatomically based patellar resection criteria for total knee arthroplasty. The plane of resection was defined in the coronal plane by three distinct anatomic landmarks on the undersurface of the patella: the medial and lateral edges of the quadriceps tendon insertion and the lateral edge of the patellar ligament insertion. The depth of the resection plane is defined by the anatomic landmark points approximately 1 mm posterior to the posterior aspect of the superior and inferior ligament insertions. Following resection, the resected patellae were geometrically characterized using two dimensional rectangular Cartesian coordinate system. The anatomically based patellar resection yielded a simple, consistent, and reliable method for patellar resection for total knee arthroplasty. The proportionate geometric characteristics of both the remaining anterior piece and the resected posterior piece were remarkably uniform. Following resection, the remaining patellar thickness was 65.6+/-5.3% (mean+/-SD) of the original thickness. The maximum width to height ratio of the resected surface was approximately 1:1. The thickness to diameter ratio of the resected portion of the patella was approximately 1:5. The apex of the patella was slightly off to the medial-distal quadrant from the geometric center of the resected surface. The results of this study indicate that anatomically based patellar resection criteria may help reduce the surgical variations associated with patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasties with dome-shaped prostheses.
    The American journal of knee surgery 02/1998; 11(3):161-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Patellofemoral joint kinematics, contact areas, and contact pressures were measured concomitantly before and after total knee arthroplasty in 10 fresh frozen human cadaver knees using an Instron machine, a custom patellofemoral joint testing jig, axial bone markers, a continuous video digitizing system, and Fuji pressure sensitive film. The implant used in this study was the Kirschner Performance Knee System with an all polyethylene, domed patellar component. For all tests, the patella was aligned in its anatomically neutral position. Patellofemoral joint contact areas decreased as much as 19-fold after total knee arthroplasty. Mean patellofemoral joint contact pressures increased as much as 32-fold, and peak patellofemoral joint contact pressures increased as much as 22-fold after total knee arthroplasty. No statistically significant differences between preoperative and postoperative specimens were observed with respect to the patellofemoral, patellotibial, or patellar tilt angles from 30 degrees to 120 degrees knee flexion. Thus, the elevated patellofemoral joint contact pressures observed after total knee arthroplasty in vitro are not a primary consequence of iatrogenically altered patellofemoral kinematics.
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 08/1997; · 2.88 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

41 Citations
3.86 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 1998
    • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
      Long Beach, California, United States
    • University of California, Irvine
      • Department of Orthopedic Surgery
      Irvine, CA, United States