In vitro laxity-testers for knee joints of mice

Leendert Blankevoort*, Gerjo J.V.M. van Osch, Bernard Janssen, Edsko E.G. Hekman

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    The knee joint laxity of mice was quantified in vitro using three devices: a positioning and cementing device, an anterior-posterior laxity tester and a vargus-valgus laxity tester. One of the difficulties experienced during the experiment was in the manual positioning of the murine knee joint in the testers in a reproducible way due to the small size of the joint. Morphometric studies were performed to determine the anatomic landmarks for reproducible positioning.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)799-806
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of biomechanics
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


    • Knee joint
    • Laxity tester
    • Mouse


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