Journal article

Can a finite set of knee extension in supine position be used for a knee functional examination?

F Marin, M Sangeux, F Charleux, M-C Ho Ba Tho, L Dürselen

Journal of Biomechanics | Published : 2006


The kinematic magnetic resonance imaging technique has been developed to provide a functional examination of the knee. Technical limitations require this examination to be performed in supine position, and the knee motion is represented by an assembly of static positions at different knee angles. However, the main knee function is to support the body weight and perform continuous motion, e.g. parallel squat. Our study quantified the knee kinematics of 20 healthy subjects in different motion conditions (finite and continuous) and in different mechanical conditions (continuous unloaded and continuous loaded). We evaluated the angular and localisation difference of a finite helical axis of the ..

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