Hip joint contact forces in normal subjects and subjects with total hip prostheses : Walking and stair and ramp negotiation

B.W. Stansfield, A.C. Nicol

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    The objectives of this study was to calculate the hip joint contact force in normal subjects and subjects with total hip replacements. In general subjects with hip replacements exhibited lower hip joint contact forces than age matched normal subjects. It is suggested that this was the results of the lower speeds, stride lengths and cadences adopted by the subjects with hip replacements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)130-139
    Number of pages9
    JournalClinical Biomechanics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • hip
    • musculo-skeletal model
    • human body
    • bioengineering
    • hip replacement
    • biomaterials
    • prosthetics

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