Title

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

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

6-2013

Publication Source

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference

Abstract

Obesity is commonly considered a risk factor for the development of knee osteoarthritis. Previous studies have shown that reductions in body weight correspond to reductions in total knee joint compressive forces (as calculated by inverse dynamics). A recent study showed that external knee load measurements are not strong predictors of internal knee contact forces. 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.

ISBN/ISSN

9780791855607

Publisher

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Volume

1A

Place of Publication

Sunriver, OR

Peer Reviewed

yes