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Kinematics of the tarsal joints via 3D MR imaging
Author(s): Bruce Elliot Hirsch; Jayaram K. Udupa; Supun Samarasekera
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Paper Abstract

A new technique has been developed for the kinematic analysis of joints. It is based upon 3D reconstructions of the bones acting at a joint, from magnetic resonance image data, as the joint moves through its range of motion. The technique has been applied to the subtalar and transverse tarsal joints of the foot, but it can be used in the analysis of any skeletal joint. This method provides a description of the rotations and translations which occur as the bones move from one position to another. It also provides related data, such as a characterization of the contact areas between the bones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185229
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce Elliot Hirsch, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (United States)
Jayaram K. Udupa, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Supun Samarasekera, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2359:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994
Richard A. Robb, Editor(s)

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