In Vivo Tibiofemoral Biomechanics in Healthy Adults During Functional Activity

Project Details

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.

Researchers

Prof. Marcus Pandy

Prof. Richard de Steiger

Dr. Anthony Schache

Dr. Hans Gray

Dr. Jonathan Walter

Funding

Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust (VORT)

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage

Research Publications

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

Research Group

Research at Epworth



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes



Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Surgery

Unit / Centre

Research at Epworth