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    Hi all,

    Thanks to all who replied to my request. It was great to get such a rapid
    response. My original posting was

    > I have been searching high and low in many literature data bases but have
    > come up with nothing. I remember a paper(s) (journal or conference) that
    > examined the effect of position of the knee axis in sagittal plane on the
    > inverse dynamic estimates of the knee moments. Does any know of paper(s)
    > that look at this? Thanks in advance and I will post results on Biomech-l.

    The following people replied, listed in no particular order

    Vasilios Baltzopoulos PhD
    Mark Johnson PhD
    Jeff Houck, PhD, PT
    Charanpreet Bagga
    Rita Stagni
    Steven McCaw PhD
    Glenn S. Fleisig Ph.D
    Mitchell Cordova, PhD
    Mark Sommers PhD
    Sam Ward
    Akinori Nagano MSc
    Max Hely
    Bob Marshall PhD.
    Peter Sinclair
    Gordon Hamilton PhD

    The paper I was after was

    Holden, J. P., Stanhope, S. J. The Effect of Variation in the Knee Center
    Location Estimates on Net Knee Moments. Gait & Posture 1998; 7:1-6.

    However, some other very good articles were also suggested, and I have
    found some other papers as well. These have been and will be very useful in
    assessing the accuracy of the inverse dynamic method. These are

    Herzog W. (1988) The relation between the resultant moments at a joint and
    the moments measured by an isokinetic dynamometer, J. Biomechanics, 21(1),

    Nissan, M. (1980). Review of some basic assumptions in knee biomechanics.
    J. Biomechanics 13, 375-381.

    Pearsall DJ. Costigan PA. The effect of segment parameter error on gait
    analysis results. Gait & Posture. 9(3):173-83, 1999 Jul.

    McCaw, S.T. & DeVita, P. (1995). Errors in alignment of center of pressure
    and foot coordinates affect predicted lower extremity torques. J.
    Biomechanics, 28:8:985-988.

    Fioretti, S., Cappozzo, A., Lucchetti, L., 1997. Joint Kinematics. In:
    Allard, P., Cappozzo, A., Lundberg, A., Vaughan, C. (Eds.).
    Three-dimensional Analysis of Human Locomotion, Wiley, New York,pp. 173-189.

    Cappozzo, A., 1986. Human skeketal system loading patterns associated
    with activities of daily living. In: P. Christel, A. Meunier and A.J.C.
    Lee (Eds.), Biological and Biomechanical Performance of Biomaterials.
    Amsterdam, pp. 429-440.

    Zheng N, Fleisig GS, Escamilla RF, Barrentine SW. An analytical model
    of the knee for estimation of internal forces during exercises. Journal
    of Biomechanics 31(10):963-967, 1998.

    Hollister AM. Jatana S. Singh AK. Sullivan WW. Lupichuk AG. The axes of
    rotation of the knee. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research.
    (290):259-68, 1993 May.

    Churchill DL. Incavo SJ. Johnson CC. Beynnon BD. The transepicondylar axis
    approximates the optimal flexion axis of the knee. Clinical Orthopaedics &
    Related Research. (356):111-8, 1998 Nov.

    Nagano A, Gerritsen KG, Fukashiro S. A sensitivity analysis of the
    calculation of mechanical output through inverse dynamics: a computer
    simulation study. J Biomech. 2000 Oct;33(10):1313-8.

    Marshall, R.N., Mazur, S.M. and Taylor, N.A.S. Three dimensional surfaces
    for human muscle kinetics. European Journal of Applied Physiology and
    Occupational Physiology 61: 263-270, 1990.

    Thanks again to all those who replied.

    David Lloyd PhD
    Senior Lecturer - Biomechanics Group
    Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science
    University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Highway
    CRAWLEY WA 6009
    Phone: +61 8 9380 3919
    Fax: +61 8 9380 1039

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