Biomechanics in orthopaedics: Considerations of the hip and knee

D. J. Simpson, A. P. Monk, D. W. Murray, H. S. Gill

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This paper outlines concepts of mechanics used in orthopaedics. These concepts are then demonstrated (assuming only a basic understanding of physics) with relevance to the hip and knee, and used to explain some common conditions. Some equations are used in this article for completeness; they are not essential to understanding the core principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-482
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery (Oxford)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Biomechanics
  • hip
  • knee
  • mechanics
  • statics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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