Monte Carlo-based musculoskeletal modeling suggests passive tissue afferents have optimal role in promoting knee stability

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A stochastic neuro-musculoskeletal patello/femoral model was developed to examine the mechanics of reflex action elicited by valgus positional stimuli at the knee. This reflex action was shown to originate from periarticular tissue afferents. Model simulations that the activation patterns mediated by these afferents resulted in an optimal muscle combination to resist the externally applied abduction load at the knee. These findings provide further evidence on the neurosensory role of the joint's passive tissue in maintaining joint stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2499-2500
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002



  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Periarticular tissue afferents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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