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Hip joint forces, calculated and measured: an evaluation of musculo-skeletal modelling

Stansfield, B.W. and Nicol, A.C. and Paul, J.P. and Graichen, F. and Bergmann, G. (2002) Hip joint forces, calculated and measured: an evaluation of musculo-skeletal modelling. In: Book of Abstracts of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Conference 'Engineers and Surgeons - Joined at the Hip', 2002-09-10 - 2002-09-15.

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Abstract

Instrumented implants record the values of contact forces acting at the hip joint, however only for small sample sizes of subjects. Larger samples require calculations from data acquired in gait analysis laboratories and are based on the use of musculo-skeletal modelling methods for which there is only limited evidence of validity. This study shows calculated and measured values of the three components of joint force from tests on subjects with instrumented implants.