CE Seminar by Doç. Dr. Haluk Çabuk / Knee kinematics and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Past, Present and Future

Time: 14:30
Location: ENG 208







Speaker: Doç. Dr. Haluk Çabuk

Title: Knee kinematics and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Past, Present and Future 

Date: February 27, 2019

Time: 14:30

Place: ENG 208

Host: Demircan Canadinç



Knee joint is one of most interesting joints of human body. Although it has a wide range of motion especially in flexion- extension axis, it is also very stable with the ligaments, tendons and muscles around it. The imbalance between stability and motion in knee leads to arthrosis of knee joint which is one of main disability of elder population. The first knee arthroplasty performed nearly 50 years ago and today nearly 2 million total knee arthroplasty procedure are performed annually which will estimated to be 3.48 million by 2030. Main aim of knee arthroplasty is achieving normal knee kinematics but it was not so easy road. The research had learned so many from their mistakes on the road and the knee arthroplasty design improved from a simple hinge model to computer navigation system-based models since now. But what will be the future? What engineers and doctors could do to achieve the normal kinematics and more?   



He was born in 1983 in Adana. After completing his high school education at Mersin Science High School, he started to study in Hacettepe University School of Medicine in 2001. After graduating as a medical doctor in 2007, he started to work as an assistant in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital in 2008. In 2013, he started to work as a specialist at Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital. He worked as a fellow in Go:h Sports Clinic in Hannover, Germany in 2017. In 2018 he became associate professor. He is currently working on knee surgery in Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital. He has published more than 30 articles in most of the SCI and SCI-ex coverage between 2013-2018. His works are mainly on knee prosthesis and mechanoreceptors round the knee. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Turkish Orthopaedics and Education Council as well as being a member of the Turkish Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the Association of Turkish Sports Injuries. He is the Turkish delegate for Oxford Unicondylar Knee Association. He is a reviewer for 3 different SCI-ex journals. He is married and have 2 children.