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Analysis of Extreme Hip Motion in Professional Ballet Dancers

Charbonnier, C. and Lyard, E. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.


Abstract: The aim of the present work is to analyze the consequences of repetitive extreme hip motion in professional ballet dancers. The motivation for this study is that dancers’ activities can be at the origin of hip osteoarthritis. To verify this hypothesis, bone poses of patient-specific hip joint are obtained using an optical motion capture system, while soft tissue artifacts are reduced by applying a global minimization. Subsequently, collision detections are performed among the joint tissues during motion. Results show a strong correlation between the observed collisions and the diagnosed lesions. The estimation of the hip kinematics was successf


@inproceedings{496,
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement, Amsterdam, Netherlands},
  author = {Charbonnier, C. and Lyard, E. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {Analysis of Extreme Hip Motion in Professional Ballet Dancers},
  month = oct,
  year = {2008},
  topic = {Medical},
  project = {CO-ME}
}