Journal article

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..

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