Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Short Communication Volume 5 Issue 7

Effect of Gravitational Torque Deficiency in Human Body

Mythili kasthurirengan*

Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation, RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India

*Corresponding Author: Mythili kasthurirengan, Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation, RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India.

Received: May 23, 2022; Published: June 08, 2022


Torque is the force which tend to rotate the body to which it is applied [1].

The object fixed on an axis will experience gravitational forces that will produce rotational forces (Torque). Gravitational torque is zero at center of mass in any object [2].

In human body also this applies the same where our bones and muscles act as a lever over the joint as axis. Our body is constantly exposed to these gravitational torque forces on all weight bearing joints. In which the gravitational force is creating a torque and pulling our body towards center of earth and our antigravity muscles produce a counter force to make our joints stable. Like any mass on earth in human body also gravitational torque is zero at center of gravity [3].


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Citation: Mythili kasthurirengan. “Effect of Gravitational Torque Deficiency in Human Body".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.7 (2022): 33-34.


Copyright: © 2022 Mythili kasthurirengan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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