Three Dimensional Morphometry of Distal Femur to Design Knee Prosthesis for Indonesian Population

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Rahadyan Magetsari; Suyitno; Rini Dharmastiti; Urip A. Salim; Luthfi Hidayat; Twody Yudiman; Zikrina A. Lanodiyu & Punto Dewo


The objective of this study was to design custom-made prosthesis in a certain population, the morphometry needs to be measured. The results of this study were expected to provide basic data to design the ideal size of the total knee arthoplasty prosthesis for Indonesian population. This was an anthropometric study conducted on 100 healthy Indonesian population based on Computer Tomographic (CT) imaging on the distal femur resected surface. The parameters being used were Femoral Medio Lateral (fML) length, Femoral Antero Posterior (fAP) length, Femoral Medial Antero Posterior (fMAP) length, Femoral Lateral Antero Posterior (fLAP) length, and Femoral Aspect Ratio (FR). We found that the mean fAP and fML were 54.60±5.71 and 65.98±6.51, respectively. The morphometry of the distal femur were significantly different between male and female (male have larger build), however one of parameters showed different result: fLAP. This study showed that Indonesian people have smaller build compared with their Western counterpart. The proposed dimensions can be used as the basic data to design the ideal size of the custom-made knee arthoplasty prosthesis for Indonesian population.

KEY WORDS: Distal femur morphometry; Computed tomography; Knee prosthesis; Indonesian population.

How to cite this article

MAGETSARI, R.; SUYITNO; DHARMASTITI, R.; SALIM, U. A.; HIDAYAT, L.; YUDIMAN, T.; LANODIYU, Z. A. & DEWO, P. Three dimensional morphometry of distal femur to design knee prosthesis for Indonesian population. Int. J. Morphol., 33(4):1255- 1260, 2015.