volume 29, issue 9, P1201-1205 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00016-4
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Evelyne M. Hasler, Walter Herzog, Janet L. Ronsky

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of patellofemoral contact forces predicted from a planar model of the patella by comparison with experimentally determined in situ contact forces. Patellofemoral contact pressures and areas were measured experimentally in an animal preparation with pressure sensitive film. Patellar tendon forces and lines of action used as input to the model were measured in the intact joint of the same preparation. Predicted and measured contact forces at different joint …

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