Journal article

Individual muscle contributions to tibiofemoral compressive articular loading during walking, running and sidestepping

BA Killen, DJ Saxby, K Fortin, BS Gardiner, TV Wrigley, AL Bryant, DG Lloyd

Journal of Biomechanics | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018


The tibiofemoral joint (TFJ) experiences large compressive articular contact loads during activities of daily living, caused by inertial, ligamentous, capsular, and most significantly musculotendon loads. Comparisons of relative contributions of individual muscles to TFJ contact loading between walking and sporting movements have not been previously examined. The purpose of this study was to determine relative contributions of individual lower-limb muscles to compressive articular loading of the medial and lateral TFJ during walking, running, and sidestepping. The medial and lateral compartments of the TFJ were loaded by a combination of medial and lateral muscles. During all gait tasks, the..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the overarching project (Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (grant #628850) and National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (to ALB). DJS would like to acknowledge the International Society of Biomechanics for a PhD Matching Dissertation Grant. The author would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor David Smith and Professor Kim Bennell.