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mrj 2016, 9 - : 45-57 Back to browse issues page
Diagnosis of Meniscus Tear of the knee by Knee Vibration Signals Processing
Ehsan Hossein zadeh1, Ali Sheikhani 2, Afsaneh Safar Cherati3
1- Master of Electronic, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ghazvin, Iran
2- Assistant Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3- Faculty Member of Medical University of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2162 Views)

Background and Aim: Knee joint injuries are the most common injuries in routine life and stirring sports. The most common injuries in knee joint are meniscus injuries, anterior cruciate ligament rupture and kind of tears of above structures. Diagnosis of meniscus tear is generally clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging). In this study, meniscuc tear was recognized by recorded the knee vibration signals (VAG: Vibroarthrography).

Materials and Methods: Forty subjects (20 normal and 20 abnormal) with meniscus tear were selected and recorded the signals by electrostethoscope, 3 times in 15 sec. Testimonial form was taken from all of participants. 

Results: After recording, the signals were processed and reduced the noise by singular value decomposition algorithm (SVD: Singular Value Decomposition), four parameters of these signals were extracted in energy and frequency domain. These were included energy parameter (EP: Energy Parameter), energy spread parameter (ESP: Energy Spread Prameter), frequency parameter (FP: Frequency Parameter) and frequency spread parameter (FSP: Frequency Spread Parameter). Mean and standard deviation of each feature were considered and analyzed eight features of the signals. Statistical analyzes showed the P-Value less than 0.05 ( ) for each feature. Three methods for data classification were used. ) Mean and standard deviation of the parameters were obtained as below: Multi Layer Perceptron (MLP: Multi Layer Perceptron), Support Vector Machine (SVM: Support Vector Machine) and K- Nearest Neighbor (KNN: K-Nearest Neighbor) with ( ), ( ) and ( . K-nearest neighbor method (K=5) has the highest percentage of accuracy.

Conclusion: Knee signals processing (VAG signals) is a suitable and non-invasive method for diagnosis of meniscus tear which can save the time and reduce the costs.

Keywords: Articular pathology, Meniscus tear, VAG signals, Singular Value Decomposition (SVD), Time- frequency distribution.

Keywords: Articular pathology, Meniscus tear, VAG signals, Singular Value Decomposition (SVD), Time- frequency distribution.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/03/15 | Accepted: 2016/03/15 | Published: 2016/03/15



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