Sensitivity of femoral strain calculations to anatomical scaling errors in musculoskeletal models of movement
S Martelli, ME Kersh, MG Pandy
Journal of Biomechanics | Elsevier | Published : 2015
© 2015. The determination of femoral strain in post-menopausal women is important for studying bone fragility. Femoral strain can be calculated using a reference musculoskeletal model scaled to participant anatomies (referred to as scaled-generic) combined with finite-element models. However, anthropometric errors committed while scaling affect the calculation of femoral strains. We assessed the sensitivity of femoral strain calculations to scaled-generic anthropometric errors. We obtained CT images of the pelves and femora of 10 healthy post-menopausal women and collected gait data from each participant during six weight-bearing tasks. Scaled-generic musculoskeletal models were generated us..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Projects Grant
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This study was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Projects Grant (DP1095366) and an Innovation Fellowship from the Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge, and Innovation to MGP. Funding provided by the Australian Research Council (DE140101530) to SM is also gratefully acknowledged.