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Vanya, Robert (jsc-sk) (wls)
06-14-2005, 11:18 PM
Listserv Members,
I am trying to help a student from my old high school in one of his
design projects, but I am not specifically familiar with his area of
interest. He is building a knee brace to support patients coming out of ACL
replacement/reattachment surgery and has asked me for the tension necessary
to support the knee during recovery. I was hoping someone here may know the
suggested limits of movement for the joint in all three dimensions as well
as the contraction strength of the major lower limb muscles (i.e.
gastrocnemius, biceps femorus, quadricepts, etc.) so that I could send him a
complete answer.

Thanks,
Robert
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Robert Vanya
Biomedical Engineer
Wyle Laboratories Inc.
Neuroscience Laboratories
NASA Johnson Space Center
Phone:(281) 483-5487