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Computer simulation of the human leg subjected to impact loading.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14702986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the most important tasks in clinical practice is to determine accurately the forces and displacements of the various anatomical structural components of the human leg, especially when subjected to impact loading. This paper therefore develops a computer simulation which describes the biodynamic response of the human lower extremity for realistic activities such as kicking by foot etc. Firstly, the paper derives the nonlinear equations of motion and nonlinear constraint equation governing the sagittal plane response of the human leg subjected to impact loading. The equations are then solved using numerical techniques and the results are presented. Special attention is given to the ligament, contact and muscle group forces, the location of contact points, anterior-posterior displacements and the motion trajectories of the femur and the tibia.
Wang Xishi; T S Turgut; A Nuri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine     Volume:  217     ISSN:  0954-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc Inst Mech Eng H     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-01     Completed Date:  2004-03-05     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908934     Medline TA:  Proc Inst Mech Eng H     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mathematics and Physics, Qing Dao Institute of Architecture and Engineering, Qing Dao, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Hip Joint / physiology
Knee Joint / physiology
Leg / physiology*
Ligaments, Articular / physiology*
Models, Biological*
Movement / physiology*
Muscle Contraction / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Stress, Mechanical
Weight-Bearing / physiology*

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