On the application of the rodrigues displacement equation for the generation of finite helical axes for tibial motion

Jerry D'Alessio, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi

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This work presents an alternate method for producing the finite helical axes for tibial motion. The method includes two procedures. In the first procedure, coordinates of the tibia in each specified position throughout full knee flexion to extension are measured in spatial Cartesian form. In the second procedure, the Rodrigues displacement equation is used to calculate finite helical axis parameters from the tibial displacements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number15-00409
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering


  • Finite helical axis
  • Knee motion
  • Rodrigues equation
  • Screw axis
  • Screw motion
  • Spatial motion
  • Tibial motion

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