View Full Version : Hip Joint Center- Supine Subject

11-20-2009, 03:04 AM
Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

I am trying to measure lower limb kinematics during a hip exam on a supine patient. Traditional motion analysis techniques estimate the hip joint center from four skin markers placed on the anterior and posterior superior iliac spines (ASIS/PSIS). On a supine subject, the PSIS markers are not visible. Are there alternative bony landmarks or different methods that could be used?

All advice will be greatly appreciated. I will compile and post all responses.

Thanks in advance,

Ashley Kapron
Graduate Research Assistant

University of Utah
Department of Bioengineering
Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way, A100
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

work: (801) 587-5200
email: Ashley.Kapron@utah.edu