Determination of muscle orientations and moment arms

K. N. An, K. Takahashi, T. P. Harrigan, E. Y. Chao

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Abstract

In muscle force analysis, orientations and moment arms of the muscles about a joint provide essential coefficients in the equilibrium equations. For the determination of these parameters, several experimental techniques, including geometric measurement, tendon-joint displacement measurement and direct load measurement, are available. Advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the techniques are reviewed and compared based on our extensive experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology (medical)

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