A new procedure is proposed to obtain a stiffness model of the knee, i.e. a model of the jointwhen static external loads are applied to the tibia and femur. A sequential approach is used to generalise a kinematic model of the passive motion of the articulation previously presented by the authors. The procedure is devised in such a way that the restraining function of the articular components which guide the passive motion of the joint is preserved after generalisation. As a result, the new stiffness model can replicate the passivemotion with the same accuracy as the previous kinematic model, and it can also replicate the relative motion of the tibia and femurwhen the knee is loaded by static external loads. The proposed procedure is applied to a specimen and the relevant stiffness model is devised. Themotion of themodel under several loading conditions is then compared with the original motion of the specimen and with data obtained from the literature, in order to show the accuracy of the model and the potential of the proposed procedure.

A sequentially-defined stiffness model of the knee

SANCISI, NICOLA;PARENTI CASTELLI, VINCENZO
2011

Abstract

A new procedure is proposed to obtain a stiffness model of the knee, i.e. a model of the jointwhen static external loads are applied to the tibia and femur. A sequential approach is used to generalise a kinematic model of the passive motion of the articulation previously presented by the authors. The procedure is devised in such a way that the restraining function of the articular components which guide the passive motion of the joint is preserved after generalisation. As a result, the new stiffness model can replicate the passivemotion with the same accuracy as the previous kinematic model, and it can also replicate the relative motion of the tibia and femurwhen the knee is loaded by static external loads. The proposed procedure is applied to a specimen and the relevant stiffness model is devised. Themotion of themodel under several loading conditions is then compared with the original motion of the specimen and with data obtained from the literature, in order to show the accuracy of the model and the potential of the proposed procedure.
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