In-Vivo Mechanical Properties of Soft Tissue Covering Bony Prominences

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J. C. Ziegert, J. L. Lewis

Departments of Civil Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. 60201

J Biomech Eng 100(4), 194-201 (Nov 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426210 History: Received April 10, 1978; Online October 21, 2010


In order to measure in-vivo bone accelerations, it is necessary to know the mechanical response of the soft tissue covering areas of bony prominence when a load is applied through a rigid contactor. Two methods are presented for determining this response in vivo. The first method is for quasi-static loading and the second method is for dynamic loading at approximately 2000 Hz. Results are presented for various subjects and contactor geometries.

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