CASE REPORT


Dynamic Analysis of Vibration, Muscle Firing, and Force as a Novel Model for Non-Invasive Assessment of Joint Disruption in the knee: A Multiple Case Report



Daniel B. Hollander1, *, Sanichiro Yoshida2, Uddhab Tiwari2, Amanda Saladino3, Maitram Nguyen1, Benjamin Boudreaux1, Brooklyn Hadley1
1 Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA 70402, USA
2 Department of Chemistry and Physics, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA 70402, USA
3 Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology,Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA 70402, USA


© 2018 Hollander et al.

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Abstract

We present a new method for understanding knee pathology through non-invasive techniques. The combination of electromyography (EMG), vibroarthrographic (VAG), and force analysis in proposed to examine the force transfer between unhealthy and healthy knees. A multiple case report is presented to demonstrate the technique and its potential application for future study. The comparison of four individuals’ knee characteristics will be explained using this innovative methodology.

Keywords: EMG, VAG, CT, MRI, Muscle firing, Joint Disruption.