Inertia and muscle contraction parameters for musculoskeletal modelling of the shoulder mechanism

H. E.J. Veeger*, F. C.T. Van Der Helm, L. H.V. Van Der Woude, G. M. Pronk, R. H. Rozendal

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Abstract

To develop a musculoskeletal model of the shoulder mechanism, both shoulders of seven cadavers were measured to obtain a complete set of parameters. Using anthropometric measurements, the mass and rotational inertia of segments were estimated, followed by three-dimensional measurements of all morphological structures relevant for modelling, i.e. muscle origins and insertions, muscle bundle directions, ligament attachments and articular surfaces; all in relation to selected bony landmarks. Subsequently, muscle contraction parameters as muscle mass and physiological cross-sectional area were measured. The method of data collection and the results for inertia and muscle contraction parameters as prerequisites for modelling are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-629
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Biomechanics
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991

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