Journal article

Defining the knee joint flexion-extension axis for purposes of quantitative gait analysis: An evaluation of methods

Anthony G Schache, Richard Baker, Larry W Lamoreux

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Minimising measurement variability associated with hip axial rotation and avoiding knee joint angle cross-talk are two fundamental objectives of any method used to define the knee joint flexion-extension axis for purposes of quantitative gait analysis. The aim of this experiment was to compare three different methods of defining this axis: the knee alignment device (KAD) method, a method based on the transepicondylar axis (TEA) and an alternative numerical method (Dynamic). The former two methods are common approaches that have been applied clinically in many quantitative gait analysis laboratories; the latter is an optimisation procedure. A cohort of 20 subjects performed three different fu..

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