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dc.contributor.advisorLloyd, David
dc.contributor.authorPizzolato, Claudioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:32:08Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366692
dc.description.abstractNumerous musculoskeletal pathologies have been linked to altered tissue loading conditions. However, it is extremely difficult to measure in-vivo tissue loads, and internal loads are often inferred from external variables. A typical example is knee osteoarthritis (OA), with one of the main causes believed to be inappropriate loading in the tibiofemoral joint during walking. Large external adduction moments have been associated with the progression of knee OA, increased pain, and worse outcome after osteotomy surgery. However, estimates of the knee joint articular loading should also include contributions from muscle forces, which account for up to 50% of the total load. Also, muscle activation patterns differ between individuals, even when kinematics and kinetics are the same. The modification of gait based on real-time biofeedback is a non-surgical treatment that has the potential to reduce the symptoms associated with knee OA. However, current gait retraining practices focus on the reduction of the external knee adduction moment, which is not necessarily a good indicator of knee load, and it may be crucial to find better approaches to retrain gait.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsLower limb musculoskeletal tissue loadingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNeuromusculoskeletal modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordsElectromyogramen_US
dc.subject.keywordsKnee osteoarthritis (OA)en_US
dc.titleReal-Time Estimation of Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Tissue Loading Using an Electromyogram-Informed Neuromusculoskeletal Modelen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorModenese, Luca
dc.contributor.otheradvisorBesier, Thor
dc.contributor.otheradvisorReggiani, Monica
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1494559168641en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Allied Healthen_US
gro.griffith.authorPizzolato, Claudio


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