Journal article

Six-Degree-of-Freedom Tibiofemoral and Patellofemoral Joint Motion During Activities of Daily Living.

Lucas Thomeer, Shanyuanye Guan, Hans Gray, Anthony Schache, Richard de Steiger, Marcus Pandy

Annals of Biomedical Engineering | Springer | Published : 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the three-dimensional movements of the femur, tibia and patella in healthy young people during activities of daily living. A mobile biplane X-ray imaging system was used to obtain simultaneous measurements of six-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) tibiofemoral and patellofemoral kinematics and femoral condylar motion in ten participants during standing, level walking, downhill walking, stair ascent, stair descent and open-chain (non-weightbearing) knee flexion. Seven of the eleven secondary motions at the knee-three translations at the tibiofemoral joint, three translations at the patellofemoral joint, and patellar flexion-were coupled to the tibiofemoral flex..

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Grants

Awarded by The Australian Research Council and the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by a Discovery Projects grant (DP120101973) from the Australian Research Council and the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust. LT was supported in part by a Postgraduate Scholarship provided by the University of Melbourne.