Journal article

Influence of thigh cluster configuration on the estimation of hip axial rotation

Anthony G Schache, Richard Baker, Larry W Lamoreux

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

The non-invasive estimation of hip axial rotation is prone to error. Most of this is likely to originate from soft tissue artefact (STA) at the thigh. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative performance of four different thigh cluster configurations. Three were novel configurations whilst one represented the Helen Hayes convention. Twenty able-bodied adults performed two alternative motor tasks involving hip axial rotation: gait and an isolated longitudinal rotation task. Kinematic data were acquired using a three-dimensional motion analysis system (VICON 512, Oxford Metrics, Oxford, England). Indirect criteria were used to evaluate STA. Hip axial rotation kinematic profiles d..

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