Journal article

Differences in lower limb transverse plane joint moments during gait when expressed in two alternative reference frames

Anthony G Schache, Richard Baker, Christopher L Vaughan

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

When comparing previous studies that have measured the three-dimensional moments acting about the lower limb joints (either external moments or opposing internal joint moments) during able-bodied adult gait, significant variation is apparent in the profiles of the reported transverse plane moments. This variation cannot be explained on the basis of adopted convention (i.e. external versus internal joint moment) or inherent variability in gait strategies. The aim of the current study was to determine whether in fact the frame in which moments are expressed has a dominant effect upon transverse plane moments and thus provides a valid explanation for the observed inconsistency in the literature..

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