Mechanical Loading of Hip Joint during Normal Gait

M. Sochor and Z. Horak (Czech Republic)


mechanical loading, hip joint, osteoarthrosis, cartilage


Mechanical loading of the hip joint is very important factor determinig articular cartilage damage. One of oseoarthrosis frequent reasons is an excessive mechanical loading articular cartilage. Geometrical shape and mainly a mode of loading cause different stress and contact pressure magnitude and distribution in the hip joint. This paper specified contact stress and pressure distributions in the hip joint. Further, influence of changes in the loading modes and magnitudes on the contact pressure and stress distributions in the hip joint was evaluated.

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