How Raising the Joint Line Affects Knee Stability

    Restoring the joint line in a total knee arthroplasty is one of the key elements in ensuring stability in mid-flexion of the knee after surgery.

    Thomas Luyckx, MD, and his colleagues at the University Hospital Leuven in Pellenberg, Belgium, showed that raising, rather than restoring, the joint line contributes to instability in their study, “Raising the Joint Line in TKA Causes Significant Mid- Flexion Instability,” presented at the recent World Arthroplasty Congress.

    Dr. Luyckx received 1 of 4 Free Paper Submission Awards honoring the top research reported at the meeting. The awards were supported by Medacta International.

    We asked Dr. Luyckx to describe the study’s methodology and results. Click the image above to hear his comments.

    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Ryan Waczek