Validation of a Subject Specific Canine Hind Limb Model with Emphasis on an Anatomical Stifle
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The objective of this study was to validate a subject specific multibody limb level model of a canine hind limb and incorporate joint level modeling techniques to include an anatomically correct stifle. Experimental testing was done in vitro on a canine hind limb using a bi-axial tester to move the limb through loading profiles and Optotrak system to collect the kinematics of the hind limb for these profiles. A model was built using bone geometries created from MRIs post processed using a polygon smoothing software and scaled parameters for connective tissues and joints. Two profiles were selected for modeling and comparison with the experimental kinematics; a loading approximating a squat and varus/valgus rotation originating at the hip. The model provides an acceptable approximation of hind limb kinematics validating the modeling techniques used.
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Abstract -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Article Review -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix -- References -- Vita.