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Effects of Body Weight Modification on Internal Knee Contact Forces During Gait

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Allison L. Kinney, Heather K. Vincent, Benjamin J. Fregly

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Melinda K. Harman

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

James Coburn

Institute for Mobility and Longevity, The Biomotion Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL

Darryl D. D’Lima

Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA

Paper No. SBC2013-14727, pp. V01AT20A028; 2 pages
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5560-7
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Obesity is commonly considered a risk factor for the development of knee osteoarthritis [1]. Previous studies have shown that reductions in body weight correspond to reductions in total knee joint compressive forces (as calculated by inverse dynamics) [2–4]. A recent study showed that external knee load measurements are not strong predictors of internal knee contact forces [5]. Therefore, direct measurement of knee contact force is important for understanding how body weight changes impact knee joint loading. Force-measuring knee implants can directly measure internal knee contact forces [6].

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Weight (Mass) , Knee



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