KineSpring function

Introduction: The KineSpring implant system has been shown to provide load reductions at the medial compartment of the knee, and has demonstrated clinical success in reducing pain and increasing function in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis. Read this original research and sign up to receive Medical Devices: Evidence and Research journal here: http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=19838
Figure 1 Schematic views of the KineSpring system and its components implanted medially to the knee (right knee shown).

Figure 1 Schematic views of the KineSpring system and its components implanted medially to the knee (right knee shown).

Figure 2 KineSpring system implanted on a cadaver knee (superficial layers have been resected (femoral and tibial incisions extended to meet each other above the absorber) for measurement access and visualization).

Figure 2 KineSpring system implanted on a cadaver knee (superficial layers have been resected (femoral and tibial incisions extended to meet each other above the absorber) for measurement access and visualization).

Figure 3 Apparatus used to hold the specimen for load application.

Figure 3 Apparatus used to hold the specimen for load application.

Figure 4 Schematic depiction of load and moments applied to each leg specimen.

Figure 4 Schematic depiction of load and moments applied to each leg specimen.

Figure 5 Examples of absorber length measurement.

Figure 5 Examples of absorber length measurement.

Figure 6 Absorber-length change as a function of knee-flexion angle.

Figure 6 Absorber-length change as a function of knee-flexion angle.

Figure 7 Absorber-length change as a function of load and moment applied at 0° of knee flexion.

Figure 7 Absorber-length change as a function of load and moment applied at 0° of knee flexion.

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