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Title: A mechanical jig for measuring ankle supination and pronation torque in vitro and in vivo
Authors: Fong, Daniel Tik-Pui
Chung, Mandy Man-Ling
Chan, Yue-Yan
Chan, Kai-Ming
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © IPEM. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: FONG, D.T-P. ... et al., 2012. A mechanical jig for measuring ankle supination and pronation torque in vitro and in vivo. Medical Engineering and Physics, 34 (6), pp. 791 - 794
Abstract: This study presents the design of a mechanical jig for evaluating the ankle joint torque on both cadaver and human ankles. Previous study showed that ankle sprain motion was a combination of plantarflexion and inversion. The device allows measurement of ankle supination and pronation torque with one simple axis in a single step motion. More importantly, the ankle orientation allows rotation starting from an anatomical position. Six cadaveric specimens and six human subjects were tested with simulated and voluntary rotation respectively. The presented mechanical jig makes possible the determination of supination torque for studying ankle sprain injury and the estimation of pronation torque for examining peroneal muscle response.
Description: Closed access
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/013/07. The authors acknowledge Mr Wai-Man Ng of the Mechanical Services Unit of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to provide technical assistance in the fabrication process.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2012.03.004
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21984
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2012.03.004
ISSN: 1350-4533
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