alexa Geometry and motion of the knee for implant and orthotic design.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Author(s): Kurosawa H, Walker PS, Abe S, Garg A, Hunter T

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Abstract By analysing sections of distal femurs in the computer, and by making direct measurements, the posterior femoral condyles were shown to closely fit spherical surfaces. The center of the spheres were then used as reference points and used to define reference axes in a motion study. In flexing from 0 to 120 degrees the medial femoral condyle moved little, the lateral moved posteriorly by 17 mm, and there was an axial rotation of 20 degrees. The data were applied to implant and orthotic design and evaluation.
This article was published in J Biomech and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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