Marko J Hakkarainen

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The aim of this study was to examine the standing balance and the function of vastus medialis (VM) and biceps femoris (BF) muscles with surface electromyography (EMG). Fifty-four subjects with uni- or bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) (aged 50-69 years) and 53 age-matched randomly selected clinically and radiologically healthy men participated in this(More)
The aim was to examine the biomechanics of level- and stair-walking in men with knee osteoarthritis (OA) at different pre-determined gait speeds and to compare the results with those obtained from healthy control subjects. Special emphasis was placed on the estimation of joint loading. Fifty-four men with knee OA (50-69 years) and 53 healthy age- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine reproducibility of load measurements with skin-mounted accelerometers (SMAs) during walking. DESIGN Reliability study. SETTING A motion analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Ten healthy young men. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Two triaxial accelerometers were fixed to the subjects' skin above and below the(More)
BACKGROUND There are currently very few of studies which have evaluated the role of bariatric surgery in joint loadings and changes in gait. We wanted to examine how impulsive loading would change level and stair walking in severely or morbidly obese subjects after they had undergone bariatric surgery and weight loss. METHODS Thirteen female and three(More)
This study examines the effects of a radical bariatric surgery-induced weight loss on the gait of obese subjects. We performed a three-dimensional motion analysis of lower limbs, and collected force platform data in the gait laboratory to calculate knee and hip joint moments. Subjects (n=13) performed walking trials in the laboratory before and 8.8 months(More)
This paper proposes a method for comparing data from accelerometers, optical based 3D motion capture systems, and force platforms (FPs) in the context of spatial and temporal differences. Testing method is based on the motion laboratory accreditation test (MLAT), which can be used to test FP and camera based motion capture components of a motion analysis(More)
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