Nicola Hagemeister

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BACKGROUND Various surgical techniques to treat posterolateral knee instability have been described. To date, the recommended treatment is an anatomical form of reconstruction, in which the 3 key structures of the posterolateral corner are addressed: the lateral collateral ligament, the popliteofibular ligament, and the popliteus tendon. HYPOTHESIS Two(More)
The pivot shift test reproduces a complex instability of the knee joint following rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. The grade of the pivot shift test has been shown to correlate to subjective criteria of knee joint function, return to physical activity and long-term outcome. This severity is represented by a grade that is attributed by a clinician(More)
The use of a treadmill to evaluate gait patterns makes it possible to analyze many gait cycles and stride to stride variations. The objective of this study was to assess the time required for a subject to habituate to walking on a treadmill. The evolution of knee kinematics and spatio-temporal parameters were analyzed to measure habituation to walking on(More)
This study presents a new method to estimate 3-D linear accelerations at tibial and femoral functional coordinate systems. The method combines the use of 3-D accelerometers, 3-D gyroscopes and reflective markers rigidly fixed on an exoskeleton and, a functional postural calibration method. Marker positions were tracked by a six-camera optoelectronic system(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of biomechanical adaptations of the knee during gait have been reported in ACL-deficient patients to cope with anteroposterior knee instability. However, strategies to prevent rotatory knee instability are less recognized. We hypothesized that ACL-deficient patients would make distinctive gait changes to prevent anterolateral rotatory(More)
The aim of this work is to develop an automatic computer method to distinguish between asymptomatic (AS) and osteoarthritis (OA) knee gait patterns using 3-D ground reaction force (GRF) measurements. GRF features are first extracted from the force vector variations as a function of time and then classified by the nearest neighbor rule. We investigated two(More)
OBJECTIVE Knee instability and joint loading transmission are two important biomechanical factors in subjects with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the relationship between these factors in a rehabilitation treatment remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to determine the responsiveness of a new three-dimensional (3D) acceleration method used as an(More)
The pivot shift test is the only clinical test which correlates with knee function following rupture of the ACL. A grade is given to the pivot shift in a subjective manner, leading to efforts to quantify the bone movements and correlate them to the grade. However, the dynamic and unconstrained nature of the manoeuvre introduces important kinematic(More)
BACKGROUND. To describe 3D shoulder joint movements, the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) recommends using segment coordinate systems (SCSs) on the humerus, scapula and thorax, and joint coordinate systems (JCSs) on the shoulder. However, one of the remaining problems is how to define the zero angles when the arm is in an initial reference(More)
Accurate knowledge of the scapular anatomy is fundamental for the preoperative evaluation but some bony landmarks are difficult to identify. Statistical approaches based on subject-specific parametric models could be used to overcome this difficulty. The aim of this study was to propose a quantitative parametric model of the scapula and to analyze(More)