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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1980 Aug;62(3):346-9.

The distribution of load across the knee. A comparison of static and dynamic measurements.


An anteroposterior radiograph of the leg to include the hip and ankle, taken with the patient standing, provides an estimate of the line of load-bearing at the knee. Gait analysis may be used to determine the way in which the load in the knee is shared between the medial and lateral compartments during normal walking. A comparison of the results from the two methods, carried out on a group of 47 patients, led to the conclusion that both calculations are required for the successful outcome of a tibial osteotomy or a total arthroplasty.

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