Comparison of Clinical Efficacy and Mechanical Characteristics of Two Knee Distraction Devices With Relevance for Clinical Practice

Authors T. Struik, M.P. Jansen, Rik Lafeber, F.P.J.G. Lafeber, S.C. Mastbergen
Published in Cartilage
Publication date 2024
Research groups Smart Systems for Healthy Living
Type Article


Distraction treatment for severe osteoarthritis below the age of 65 successfully postpones arthroplasty. Most patients have been treated with a general external fixator or a device specifically intended for knee distraction. This study compares clinical efficacy of both devices in retrospect and their mechanical characteristics.

Language English
Published in Cartilage
Key words distraction treatment

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