Title

A Biomechanical Model of The Foot.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1986

Abstract

The foot is modeled as a statically indeterminate structure supporting its load at the heads of the five metatarsals and the tuberosity of the calcaneous. The distribution of support is determined through an analysis of the deformations caused in the structure as a result of the forces at these locations. The analysis includes the effect of the plantar aponeurosis and takes into account the deformation of the metatarsals and bending of the joints. A parametric study is presented to illustrate the behavior of the solution under a broad range of conditions.

Volume

19

Issue

12

First Page

989

Last Page

1001

ISSN

0021-9290

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

3818677

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article