valgus vs varus

Dear AnyBody support:

I wonder if it’s possible to model valgus or varus knees, which by definition are the angles between the femur and the tibia. think I should modify the Mannequin.any but haven’t figured out how to do so. Any suggestion about how to approach this will be greatly appreciated!!



it is not possible to change the knee varus/valgus from the mannequin file - it is a revolute joint. But you can change the orientation of the joint nodes by adding some rotation. You would need to access the ARel of the relevant joint node.

Another option is to construct the joint yourself and remove the default one from the model. Check MechObjectExclude in the studies.