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A simple, anatomically based correction to the conventional ankle joint center.

Authors
Bruening-DA; Crewe-AN; Buczek-FL
Source
Proceedings of the 4th North American Congress on Biomechanics, August 5-9, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan (32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in conjunction with the 15th Conference of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics). Newark, DE: The American Society of Biomechanics and Ottawa, ON, Canada: The Canadian Society for Biomechanics, 2008 Aug; :110
NIOSHTIC No.
20034670
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an anatomically based offset that would move the conventional ankle joint center to a more accurate location, without requiring medical imaging or markers at the tips of the malleoli. We hypothesized that common anthropometric measurements could be used to define the offset, and that its use would reduce calculated joint translations at the ankle complex during gait.
Keywords
Biomechanics; Biomechanical-modeling; Musculoskeletal-system; Humans; Models; Skeletal-movement; Skeletal-system; Mathematical-models
Publication Date
20080805
Document Type
Abstract
Email Address
dbruening@gmail.com
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Proceedings of the 4th North American Congress on Biomechanics, August 5-9, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan (32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in conjunction with the 15th Conference of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics)
State
WV; MI
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