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Ligament forces at the knee during isometric quadriceps contractions.

Abstract:

A mathematical model of the knee in the sagittal plane was used to investigate the ligament forces resulting when a posteriorly directed external force, applied to the tibia, resists extension of the knee under increasing isometric quadriceps contractions. The model is based on simple geometric representations of the bones, ligaments and muscles at the knee. An elementary mechanical analysis was used to predict which ligament, the anterior or posterior cruciate, was loaded at a given flexion ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
Role:
Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine
Volume:
207
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-18
Publication date:
1993-01-01
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EISSN:
2041-3033
ISSN:
0954-4119
URN:
uuid:712b3411-58e1-45e9-bd40-c013e05660e3
Source identifiers:
64458
Local pid:
pubs:64458

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