Accurate measure of knee joint kinematics is critical for understanding how injury, surgery, and rehabilitation affect normal knee mechanics. This knowledge can help guide medical decisions, which may in turn increase the likelihood of long term joint health. The goal of this research is to create a database of healthy knee kinematics and mechanics, as well as healthy cartilage morphology and physiology, to be used as controls in clinical studies. The aims of the project are (i) to use a dynamic MR imaging technique to assess knee kinematics and cartilage contact patterns in healthy knees and (ii) to explore potential links between cartilage contact patterns and cartilage morphology and physiology measured with MR biomarkers.
April 2013 to July 2017
This project led by: Darryl Thelen, PhD