Three-dimensional moment and stiffness summation for muscles sharing a common tendon

Eric Perreault*, Cj Heckman, Thomas G Sandercock

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Abstract

This study examined the hypothesis that muscles operating in the normal physiological state act as independent actuators. This hypothesis was tested by measuring the nonlinearities associated with three-dimensional (3D) moment and stiffness summation for three muscle groups crossing the cat ankle joint. Our results indicate that the nonlinearities associated with joint moment and stiffness summation are small (<5%), even between muscles having extensive myofascial interconnections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2554-2555
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Muscle
  • Stiffness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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