Journal article

Quantification of the 3D relative movement of external marker sets vs. bones based on magnetic resonance imaging.

M Sangeux, F Marin, F Charleux, L Dürselen, MC Ho Ba Tho

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most in vivo knee kinematic analyses are based on external markers attached to the shank and the thigh. Literature data show that markers positioning and soft tissues artifacts affect the kinematic parameters of the bones true movement. Most of the techniques of quantification used were invasive. The aim of the present study was to develop and apply a non-invasive methodology to compute the relative movement between the bones and the markers. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging acquisitions were performed on the right knee of eleven volunteers without knee injury. The subjects were equipped with external magnetic resonance imaging-compatible marker sets. A foot drive device allow..

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