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In Vivo Measurement of the Dynamic 3-D Kinematics of the Ovine Stifle Joint

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Janet E. Tapper

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, c/o Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Group, 3330 Hospital Dr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1e-mail: jtapper@kin.ucalgary.ca

Janet L. Ronsky, Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 e-mail: jlronsky@ucalgary.ca

Marilyn J. Powers, Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, c/o Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Group, 3330 Hospital Dr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1e-mail: mjpowers@ucalgary.ca

Craig Sutherland, Animal Care Technician

Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, c/o Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Group, 3330 Hospital Dr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1e-mail: sutherlc@ucalgary.ca

Tokifumi Majima, Research Fellow

Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, c/o Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Group, 3330 Hospital Dr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1e-mail: tkmajima@tara.med.hokudai.ac.jp

Cyril B. Frank, Professor & Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, c/o Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Group, 3330 Hospital Dr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1e-mail: cfrank@ucalgary.ca

Nigel G. Shrive, Professor

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, c/o Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Group, 3330 Hospital Dr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1 e-mail: shrive@ucalgary.ca

J Biomech Eng 126(2), 301-305 (May 04, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1695576 History: Received March 12, 2003; Revised August 11, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Kinematics , Bone , Motion , Errors
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a) Dissected ovine tibia and femur with bone marker assemblies (bone plates, posts and reflective markers) used for 3-D in vivo motion analysis. b) A schematic of the bones and markers showing the coordinate transformations from which the joint kinematics were derived.
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Average kinematics of the ovine stifle joint of subject 5 during walking on three test days. The gray region indicates ±2sd of the mean on the first test day.
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Average kinematics of the ovine stifle joint during walking for five subjects (30 strides each). The overall mean joint position is indicated by the solid black curve.
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The vertical ground reaction forces in the hindlimbs during walking for three subjects

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