In-vivo mechanical properties of soft tissue covering bony prominences

J. C. Ziegert, J. L. Lewis

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In order to measure in-vivo bone accelerations, it is necessary to know the mechanical response of the soft tissue covering areas of bony prominence when a load is applied through a rigid contactor. Two methods are presented for determining this response in vivo. The first method is for quasi-static loading and the second method is for dynamic loading at approximately 2000 Hz. Results are presented for various subjects and contactor geometries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-201
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of biomechanical engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1978


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