This study involved the development and testing of a system for the simultaneous in vitro measurement of tibiofemoral kinematics and patellofemoral kinematics and forces. Knee motion was tracked using a Vicon 370, and patellofemoral force was measured using a six degree-of-freedom transducer based on the design of Singerman et al. Using this system, twelve knee specimens were tested in supine leg extension under a simulated quadriceps force. The comprehensive set of results corresponds well to the individual results of previous studies. The measurement system will be of value in assessing the effects of total knee arthroplasty on patellar function.
Simultaneous In Vitro Measurement of Patellofemoral Kinematics and Forces
Contributed by the Bioengineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Bioengineering Division April 24, 2003; revision received July 11, 2003. Associate Editor: K. Vaughan.
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Zavatsky, A. B., Oppold , P. T., and Price, A. J. (June 24, 2004). "Simultaneous In Vitro Measurement of Patellofemoral Kinematics and Forces ." ASME. J Biomech Eng. June 2004; 126(3): 351–356. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1762896
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