The following projects are being carried out by our team.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is the most common debilitating knee injury in active adults. Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) causes loss of mechanical knee joint stability and sensory feedback, which dramatically affects the function of the knee. The injury causes knee …Read More
In order to fully understand the relationship between soft-tissue adaptations in human joints and joint loading, the mechanical state of all joint tissues for normal, everyday movement tasks must be known (Herzog et al., 2003). These everyday tasks depend on the modulation of joint stability …Read More
Kinematics (the movement of the bones) plays a crucial role in understanding knee joint mechanics and how the knee avoids or becomes injured. Unfortunately, measuring knee joint motion is limited by soft tissue artifact (movement of the skin) when doing analysis with reflective markers placed …Read More
Another new development here in Ottawa is that we are using the kinematic and kinetic data collected during our investigations of neurmuscular control of the knee to estimate in vitro joint contact and soft-tissue loading inside the knee joint. One of our goals is to …Read More