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The Cardanic or Eulerian description is the most commonly used method for the description of in vivo knee rotation. It is based on the determination of external anatomical landmarks used for the decomposition of the position of the tibia relative to the femur by three rotations about three pre-defined axes. However, the in vivo localisation of external(More)
BACKGROUND Most in vivo knee kinematic analyses are based on external markers attached to the shank and the thigh. Literature data show that markers positioning and soft tissues artifacts affect the kinematic parameters of the bones true movement. Most of the techniques of quantification used were invasive. The aim of the present study was to develop and(More)
For patients with patterns ranging out of anthropometric standard values, patient-specific musculoskeletal modelling becomes crucial for clinical diagnosis and follow-up. However, patient-specific modelling using imaging techniques and motion capture systems is mainly subject to experimental errors. The aim of this study was to quantify these experimental(More)
The finite helical-axes method can be used to describe the three-dimensional in vitro kinematics of the spine. However, this method still suffers from large stochastic calculation errors and poorly conceived visualisation techniques. The aim of the present study, therefore, was to improve the currently used finite helical axes description, by use of a less(More)
BACKGROUND The main functions of the cervical spine are the stabilization and the orientation of the head. Pathologies are complex and difficult to diagnose. The first sign of the dysfunction is an abnormal intervertebral motion. It is the purpose of this feasibility study to determine the intersegmental motions and loading conditions of the cervical spine(More)
The kinematic magnetic resonance imaging technique has been developed to provide a functional examination of the knee. Technical limitations require this examination to be performed in supine position, and the knee motion is represented by an assembly of static positions at different knee angles. However, the main knee function is to support the body weight(More)
BACKGROUND Localized hypertrophic neuropathy (LHN) of the sciatic nerve in children is a rare condition characterized by a painless neurological deficit in the sciatic nerve territory. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the role of MRI using a specific protocol and describe the primary findings in LHN. MATERIALS AND METHODS Imaging in four children (age 2 years(More)