Monte Carlo-based musculoskeletal modeling suggests passive tissue afferents have optimal role in promoting knee stability

Yasin Y Dhaher*

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Abstract

A stochastic neuro-musculoskeletal patello/femoral model was developed to examine the mechanics of reflex action elicited by valgus positional stimuli at the knee. This reflex action was shown to originate from periarticular tissue afferents. Model simulations that the activation patterns mediated by these afferents resulted in an optimal muscle combination to resist the externally applied abduction load at the knee. These findings provide further evidence on the neurosensory role of the joint's passive tissue in maintaining joint stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2499-2500
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Periarticular tissue afferents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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