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Title: A mechanical supination sprain simulator for studying ankle supination sprain kinematics
Authors: Chan, Yue-Yan
Fong, Daniel Tik-Pui
Yung, Patrick Shu-Hang
Fung, Kwai-Yau
Chan, Kai-Ming
Keywords: Biomechanics
Inversion platform
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: CHAN, Y. ... et al., 2008. A mechanical supination sprain simulator for studying ankle supination sprain kinematics. Journal of Biomechanics, 41 (11), pp.2571-2574.
Abstract: This study presents a free-fall mechanical supination sprain simulator for evaluating the ankle joint kinematics during a simulated ankle supination sprain injury. The device allows the foot to be in an anatomical position before the sudden motion, and also allows different degrees of supination, or a combination of inversion and plantarflexion. Five subjects performed simulated supination sprain trials in five different supination angles. Ankle motion was captured by a motion analysis system, and the ankle kinematics were reported in plantarflexion/dorsiflexion, inversion/eversion and internal/external rotation planes. Results showed that all sprain motions were not pure single-plane motions but were accompanied by motion in other two planes, therefore, different degrees of supination were achieved. The presented sprain simulator allows a more comprehensive study of the kinematics of ankle sprain when compared with some previous laboratory research designs.
Sponsor: The study was financially supported by the Innovation Technology Fund from the Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Project Number: ITS/015/06.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.05.034
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21252
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.05.034
ISSN: 0021-9290
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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