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Sagittal alignment of spine and pelvis regulated by pelvic incidence: standard values and prediction of lordosis
Pelvis and spinal curves were studied with an angular parameter typical of pelvis morphology: pelvic incidence. A significant chain of correlations between positional pelvic and spinal parameters andExpand
Early ontogeny of the human femoral bicondylar angle.
The presence of a femoral bicondylar angle consistently and significantly greater than 0 degrees has been a hallmark of hominid bipedality, but its pattern of development has not been documented. WeExpand
Development of the femoral bicondylar angle in hominid bipedalism.
The bicondylar angle is the angle between the diaphysis of the femur and a line perpendicular to the infracondylar plane. The presence of a femoral bicondylar angle in Australopithecus afarensisExpand
Ontogeny and phylogeny of femoro-tibial characters in humans and hominid fossils: functional influence and genetic determinism.
  • C. Tardieu
  • Medicine, Biology
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 November 1999
Three different human femoro-tibial characters are selected as functionally relevant and derived hominid characters: femoral bicondylar angle, shape of the femoral distal epiphysis, and the tibialExpand
A three‐dimensional axis for the study of femoral neck orientation
A common problem in the quantification of the orientation of the femoral neck is the difficulty to determine its true axis; however, this axis is typically estimated visually only. Moreover, theExpand
Short adolescence in early hominids: infantile and adolescent growth of the human femur.
  • C. Tardieu
  • Medicine, Biology
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 October 1998
Did the first hominids have a short developmental period similar to that of the great apes or a longer period closer to that of modern humans? Evidence from studies on dental and facial growth favorsExpand
Relationship between formation of the femoral bicondylar angle and trochlear shape: independence of diaphyseal and epiphyseal growth.
During hominin evolution, an increase in the femoral bicondylar angle was the initial change that led to selection for protuberance of the lateral trochlear lip and the elliptical profile of theExpand
Three‐dimensional study of pelvic asymmetry on anatomical specimens and its clinical perspectives
The aim of this study was to assess pelvic asymmetry (i.e. to determine whether the right iliac bone and the right part of the sacrum are mirror images of the left), both quantitatively andExpand
Development of the human hind limb and its importance for the evolution of bipedalism
In fossil hominins we must reconstruct behavior, including locomotion, largely from preserved skeletal features. The interpretation of such features has been controversial in some cases because we doExpand