Principal Investigator: Chris Pelt
Keywords: Biomechanics , Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty , TKA Bearings , Osteoarthritis , Total Knee Replacement Department: Orthopedic Surgery Operations
IRB Number: 00075446 Co Investigator: Christopher Peters
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Adult Reconstruction,
Recruitment Status: Active, not recruiting

Contact Information

Jesse  Christensen
jesse.christensen@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-7146

Simple Summary

The purpose of this investigation is to determine both patient-reported and performance-based outcomes, specifically muscle function and kinematic/kinetic outcomes, between four different surgical total knee prostheses in individuals following TKA.

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria for this program consists of adults > 40 years of age that are scheduled for primary TKA. If they have had a previous TKA, it needs to have been performed on the opposite leg at least 3 months prior to the current TKA. Additionally they must be willing to return for follow-up visits and should be will and able to be transported from the UOC to the Skeletal Muscle Exercise Research Facility (SMERF), in the Department of Physical Therapy study site located one building east of the UOC, for scheduled research follow-up appointments.

Exclusion Criteria

Exclusion criteria for this program consists of any adult with previous additional orthopaedic, neurological, visual or surgical conditions that may affect gait or balance.

Participant Reimbursement

Participation in this study is completely voluntary and no funds have been set aside to provide compensation.