Assessment of gait using components of the ground reaction force vector

  • M. O. Jarrett
  • P. R. Moore
  • A. J. G. Swanson
Clinical Applications of Biomechanics


A system has been developed utilising data from force plates by means of which changes in patient's gait following a clinical procedure may be monitored and assessed on an outpatient basis. The technique is being used as an objective assessment in an ongoing trial of postmeniscectomy treatment regimes.


Force vector Gait Meniscectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. O. Jarrett
    • 1
  • P. R. Moore
    • 2
  • A. J. G. Swanson
    • 3
  1. 1.Dundee Limb Fitting CentreDundeeScotland
  2. 2.School of BioengineeringUniversity of DundeeDundeeScotland
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatologyUniversity of DundeeDundeeScotland

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