Motion in the Hip: The Relationship of Split Line Patterns to Surface Velocities

  • J. D. Graham
  • T. W. Walker


In 1968, one of the authors (J.D.G.—then a McLaughlin Travelling Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) began a study of the mechanical properties of articular cartilage as they relate to the structure of the material.


Femoral Head Articular Cartilage Gait Cycle Cartilage Surface Synovial Joint 
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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Graham
    • 1
  • T. W. Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryToronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Bio-Medical Electronics and EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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