Abstract

Most of the anatomical mathematical models that have been developed to study the human knee are either for the tibio-femoral joint (TFJ) or patello-femoral joint (PFJ). Also, most of these models are static or quasistatic, and therefore do not predict the effects of dynamic inertial loads, which occur in many locomotor activities. The only dynamic anatomical model that includes both joints is a two-dimensional model by Tumer and Engin [1]. The model by Abdel-Rahman and Hefzy [2] is the only three dimensional dynamic model for the knee joint available in the literature; yet, it includes only the TFJ and allows only for rigid contact.

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