Javier Bayod

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The load transfer mechanism across the skeleton of the human foot is very important to understand its biomechanical function. In this work, we develop several computational models to compare the biomechanical response of different metatarsal geometries. Finite element 3D simulations of feet reconstructed from computer tomography (CT) scans were used to(More)
The calcaneus is a desirable site for harvesting autologous bone for use in foot surgery. However, fracture of the calcaneus is a serious complication associated with bone harvesting from this site. Currently it is unknown how much bone may be safely harvested from the calcaneus without inducing a fracture. The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
Claw toe deformity sometimes leads to dorsiflexion of the metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) and plantar flexion of the proximal (PIPJ) and distal interphalangeal (DIPJ) joints. Flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer (FDL) is currently the gold standard for the correction of this problem. Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis (FDB) has been recently(More)
Correction of claw or hammer toe deformity can be achieved using various techniques, including proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis (PIPJA), flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer (FDLT), and flexor digitorum brevis transfer. PIPJA is the oldest technique, but is associated with significant complications (infection, fracture, delayed union, and(More)
BACKGROUNDS The aim of this study was to assess the mechanical properties of the main balance tendons of the human foot in vitro reporting mechanical structural properties and mechanical material properties separately. Tendon structural properties are relevant for clinical applications, for example in orthopedic surgery to elect suitable replacements.(More)
Hallux abducto valgus (HAV), one of the most common forefoot deformities, occurs primarily in elderly women. HAV is a complex disease without a clearly identifiable cause for its higher prevalence in women compared with men. Several studies have reported various skeletal parameters related to HAV. This study examined the geometry of the proximal phalanx of(More)
BACKGROUND We used finite element analysis to evaluate three techniques for the correction of hammertoe and claw toe deformities: flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer (FDLT), flexor digitorum brevis tendon transfer (FDBT), and proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis (PIPJA). METHODS We performed a finite element analysis of FDLT and FDBT compared(More)
A three-dimensional foot finite element model with actual geometry and non-linear behavior of tendons is presented. The model is intended for analysis of the lower limb tendon forces effect in the inner foot structure. The geometry of the model was obtained from computational tomographies and magnetic resonance images. Tendon tissue was characterized with(More)
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