IDENTIFICATION OF LOADS IN THE LOWER LIMB JOINTS DURING GAIT FOR PATIENTS AFTER TOTAL KNEE OR HIP REPLACEMENT

  • Robert Michnik
  • Jacek Jurkojc
  • Pawel Jureczko
  • Agata Guzik
  • Dagmara Tejszerska
Keywords: gait, rehabilitation, modelling

Abstract

The aim of this research was to elaborate the investigation methodology for monitoring the rehabilitation progress of patients with dysfunctional lower limbs. The rehabilitation progress was evaluated on the basis of comparative analysis between kinematic and dynamic parameters measured during individual stages of rehabilitation and standard data. Measurements of ground reaction components and kinematic parameters during gait as well as identification of muscle forces acting on the lower limb were carried out. Muscle forces were identified on the basis of static optimization with the help of our own computer program. Experimental and modelling investigations were performed in GCR Repty with healthy people and with patients after total hip or knee replacement.
Published
2007-11-09