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Andrew W. (drew) Smith, Ph.d.
10-25-1999, 11:47 AM
Dear All:

We are modeling isokinetic knee extension, and some of the results obtained
from the model are a little surprising. For example, the model results
show that the angle of the patellar tendon increases as isokinetic
knee-extension speed increases. We would like to know if there are any
experimental data available to confirm or refute our model's predictions.
In particular, I have the following questions.

1. Has anyone measured the angle of the patellar tendon with respect to
the tibial long axis or with respect to the tibial plateau for isokinetic
knee extension at different speeds, say from 15 deg/sec to 300 deg/sec? If
so, can you please direct me to their data?

2. Are there any data available for the angle of the patellar with respect
to the long axis of the femur for isokinetic knee extension at different
speeds?

3. Are there any data available for the location of the contact point
between the patella and femur at different speeds of the knee extension?

4. Are there any data available for the location of the contact point
between the femur and tibia at different speeds of the knee extension?


Thank you very much, and I will summarize and distribute all responses.


Takashi Yanagawa
Department of Kinesiology
University of Texas at Austin

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