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During multidirectional movements the body is not aligned with the global coordinate system (CS), complicating the interpretation of forces and moments. To overcome these issues, the global ground reaction force (GRF) was transformed into the CS of each segment and the orientation of the segments relative to the global CS were expressed in Euler angles (EA). Principle component analysis (PCA) was used to discriminate the wave forms of the local GRF and the EAs. The first three PC Eigenvectors of the EA and local GRF were correlated to determine the impact of the segment’s orientation on the GRF. An upright position of the shank and thigh segment increased the force acting medially on the knee. This potentially increases the risk of a varus movement, whereas a frontal tilt increased a laterally directed force that potentially stabilized the leg axis.