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Novel Device for Measuring Knee Laxity at Various Flexion Angles—Laxmeter1

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Sudesh Sivarasu

Biomedical Engineering Division,
Department of Human Biology,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925,
South Africa
e-mail: Sudesh.Sivarasu@uct.ac.za

Sarthak Patnaik

Ortho One Hospital,
Trichy Road,
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 641005, India

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020938 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1024; doi: 10.1115/1.4026995 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 2

Prototype of LAXMETER made of radio translucent material

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Fig. 1

Novel laxity measurement device—LAXMETER



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