DETERMINING INITIAL KNEE JOlNT LOADiNG DURING A SINGLE LIMB DROP LANDING: REDUCING SOFT TISSUE ERRORS

  • Mark Lake
  • Josh Isherwood
  • Adam Clansey
Keywords: GDoF, 3DoF, Knee, Inverse Kinematics, Modeling, Signal Frequencies

Abstract

This study examined the influence of modeling approaches on lower limb on transient knee joint moments during single leg landings. A typical GDoF joint model was compared to a constrained 3DoF model. For peak moments and rates of moment increases there was no difference between joint models. Earlier, and greater moments were obtained using data from a 3D-printed plate moulded to each individual's tibia. Maintaining high frequencies in the dataset using the 3D-printed plate was important for determining initial joint loading and associated risk factors for sports injuries.
Published
2016-11-06