Oberflächengestaltung und Lastverteilung in Hüft- und Kniegelenk
In the papers of Professors Groh and Kummer we have already seen how human joints have to transmit large dynamic forces. Paul (1967), showed that in normal walking, these forces reached values of over 4 times the body weight acting across the hip. However equally important is the fact that these forces act for relatively short periods and in between such loads, the joints experience fairly light loads of between almost zero and body weight. During walking the peak loads only act for 2 periods of about one fifth of the duration of the whole cycle.
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