The influence of the femoral force application point on tibial cementing pressure in cemented UKA: an experimental study
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 07/18/2012
Jaeger S et al. – The central position of the force application point (FFAP) for the investigated cemented unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) with single radius femoral component at 45° flexion of the knee could be confirmed. A flexion angle of <45° does not influence the position of the FFAP significantly. More than 45° of flexion should be avoided because the FFAP shifts backwards significantly and may cause increased pressures posteriorly and therefore tilting of the component occurs during the cementation process.