A videofluoroscopy method for optical distortion correction and measurement of knee-joint kinematics

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Title translated into German:Eine videofluoroskopische Methode zur Korrektur optischer Verzerrung und Messung der Kniegelenkkinematik
Author:Baltzopoulos, V.
Published in:Clinical biomechanics
Published:10 (1995), 2 , S. 85-92, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0268-0033, 1879-1271
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Identification number:PU199603106632

Author's abstract

Image distortion in video and image intensifier X-ray systems requires appropriate distortion correction methods to obtain accurate biomechanical quantitative measurements for joint kinematics applications. This paper presents an algorithm for coordinate reconstruction and distortion correction using a modified polynomial method. This algorithm was used for the measurement of patellar tendon moment arm, tibial plateau - tibial axis angle and patellar tendon - tibial axis angle during knee extension using videofluoroscopy in vivo. These parameters allow the determination of a two-dimensional biomechanical model of the knee for the measurement of muscle and joint forces during dynamic activities. Five males without knee joint injury history participated in the study. The mean measurement error obtained using an image intensifier-video system was 0.246+/-0.111 mm over a 180-mm x 180-mm field of view. The mean maximum patellar tendon moment arm was 39.87 mm at 44.9 degrees of knee flexion. The patellar tendon-tibial plateau angle was 112.9 degrees at full extension and decreased linearly to 87.6 degrees at 90 degrees of knee flexion. The mean angle between the tibial plateau and the tibial long axis was 84.8 degrees. Applications of the method include motion analysis using video and X-ray fluoroscopy systems with non-linear distortion problems. Verf.-Referat