Device and method for force management within a joint


Disclosed is a device and method of management of forces within a joint. The device includes a first component with a first magnet arrangement providing a first magnetic field, a second component to interface with the first component with a second magnet arrangement providing a second magnetic field, and a compressible volume that is coupled with the second component that controls the separation of the first and second magnetic fields based upon a compressive force that causes the compressible volume to compress. The method includes using the normal force generated between the first and second components during joint use as the compressive force, causing the compressible volume to compress, bringing the first and a second magnetic fields into contact and overlap, and creating forces to couple with the normal force and regulating the overall normal force between the first and second components.