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Varus-valgus stiffness model of the knee identified by a robot-based approach


M. Fre., R. Riener, R. Burgkart

Congress of the Int. Society of Biomechanics, Dunedin, Newsealand, pp. 112, Congress-CD:/longAbstracts/FREY_269-285_SI_LONG.pdf.

In the context of the development of the Munich Knee Joint Simulator (MKS) a mathematical description of the biomechanical aspects of the intact and pathological knee joint is required. This article presents a biomechanical model of the knee joint, which consists of inertial, gravitational, elastic, and friction forces and moments. The mathematical description of the said forces / moments as functions of the displacement is based on mechanical properties, data from literature, own measurements and heuristics. For identifying the elastic properties of varus-valgus and flexion-extension degree of freedom measurements with a robot-based approach were performed at a human cadaver knee joint. The biomechanical model of the knee joint was formulated in a way that meets the requirements for implementing in the simulation environment of the Munich Knee Joint Simulator.


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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@InProceedings { FreRie:2003:IFA_795,
    author={M. Fre. and R. Riener and R. Burgkart},
    title={{Varus-valgus stiffness model of the knee identified by a
	  robot-based approach}},
    booktitle={Congress of the Int. Society of Biomechanics},
    address={Dunedin, Newsealand},
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