In Vivo Tibiofemoral Biomechanics in Healthy Adults During Functional Activity
Understanding the motion of the tibia and the femur (tibiofemoral kinematics) at the knee joint during activities is important for the design of total knee replacements (TKR) and for understanding knee pathology and their causes.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a mobile biplane x-ray fluoroscopy system which allows for very accurate measurement of three-dimensional knee joint kinematics. This study will investigate knee biomechanics of healthy subjects during several functional activities. The study will compare the differences in knee kinematics and knee loading between overground and treadmill walking which will have implications for further research in TKR.
Dr. Anthony Schache
Dr. Jonathan Walter
Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust (VORT)
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage
Guan S., Gray H.A., Schache A.G., Feller J., R.N. de Steiger., Pandy M.G.
In vivo six-degree of freedom knee joint kinematics in overground and treadmill walking following total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2016 Oct 22