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BACKGROUND Clawed hallux is defined by first metatarsophalangeal joint extension and first interphalangeal joint flexion; it can increase plantar pressures and ulceration risk. We investigated two corrective surgical techniques, the modified Jones and flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer. METHODS A finite element foot model was modified to generate(More)
The addition of cartilage elements in a finite element model prevents bone-on-bone articulation during simulation, thus providing more accurate information about joint kinematics. We present a semi-automated method for identifying joint articulation surfaces and creating volumetric articular cartilage elements based on patient-specific bone information. The(More)
Finite element (FE) foot models can provide insight into soft tissue internal stresses and allow researchers to effectively conduct parametric analyses. Accurate plantar soft tissue material properties are essential for the development of FE foot models for clinical interventions. The aim of this study was to identify the first-order and second-order Ogden(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Interest in posterior partial coverage restorations has increased because these restorations provide a more conservative treatment option than traditional cohesively based restorations; however, material selection has been a controversial topic in the current literature. PURPOSE To evaluate the fracture resistance of posterior partial(More)
Changes in the mechanical properties of the plantar soft tissue in people with diabetes may contribute to the formation of plantar ulcers. Such ulcers have been shown to be in the causal pathway for lower extremity amputation. The hydraulic plantar soft tissue reducer (HyPSTER) was designed to measure in vivo, rate-dependent plantar soft tissue compressive(More)
Foot loading rate, load magnitude, and the presence of diseases such as diabetes can all affect the mechanical properties of the plantar soft tissues of the human foot. The hydraulic plantar soft tissue reducer instrument was designed to gain insight into which variables are the most significant in determining these properties. It was used with gated(More)
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