Advanced multimodal visualisation of clinical gait and fluoroscopy analyses in the assessment of total knee replacement

A. Leardini, L. Astolfi, S. Fantozzi, M. Viceconti, M. G. Benedetti, F. Catani

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Traditional gait and fluoroscopy analysis of human movement are largely utilised but are still limited in registration, integration, synchronisation and visualisation capabilities. The present work exploits the features of a recently developed software tool based on multimodal display (Data Manager developed within the EU-funded project 'Multimod') in an exemplary clinical case. Standard lower limb gait analysis, comprising segment position, ground reaction force and EMG data collection, and three-dimensional fluoroscopy analysis at the replaced joint were performed in a total knee replacement patient while ascending stairs. Clinical information such as X-rays and standard scores were also available. Data Manager was able to import all this variety of data and to structure these in an original hierarchical tree. Bone and prosthesis component models were registered to corresponding marker position data for effective three-dimensional animations. These were also synchronised with corresponding standard video sequences. Animations, video, time-histories of collected and also processed data were shown in various combinations, according to specific interests of the bioengineering and medical professionals expected to observe and to interpret this large amount of data. This software tool demonstrated to be a valuable means to enhance representation and interpretation of measurements coming from human motion analysis. In a single software, a thorough and effective clinical and biomechanical analysis of human motion was performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-240
Number of pages14
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005


  • Fluoroscopy
  • Gait analysis
  • Graphical representation
  • Multimodal display
  • Registration
  • Stereophotogrammetry
  • Synchronisation
  • Total knee replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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