Knee Research

Within this line of research, the 'Orthopaedics and Traumatology Research Group' focuses its research on several fronts:

  • Kinematics of the knee and prosthetic knee
  • Robotics as a research tool in biomechanics and to improve surgical techniques
  • Ligament reconstruction of the knee: mechanical and biological obstacles
  • Evaluation of new treatments: ATLAS study to treat medial osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Gait analysis and research on the alignment of the lower limbs

Research projects

Ex-vivo: robotics, kinematics, kinetics


In vivo: fluoroscopic analysis of kinematics, gait analysis


Clinical research: Outcomes anterior and posterior cruciate ligament sparing total knee prosthesis


Clinical research: Outcomes of robot-assisted surgery


Clinical research: "Root square analysis" of failure of the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction


Clinical research: ATLAS study on medial Unloader (brace) of the knee


Clinical examination: Alignment of the hindquarter and knee

  • researcher: Arne Burssens
  • funding: Clinical Research Fund (KOF) of the University Hospital Ghent and own funding




  • Patricia Geirnaert, study nurse

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