Changes in the flexibility characteristics of the ankle complex due to damage to the lateral collateral ligaments: an in vitro and in vivo study.

@article{Lapointe1997ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the flexibility characteristics of the ankle complex due to damage to the lateral collateral ligaments: an in vitro and in vivo study.},
  author={Stephane Lapointe and Sorin Siegler and H. Hillstrom and R R Nobilini and Alan J Mlodzienski and Lee M Techner},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={331-41}
}
This study was part of a long-term effort to develop a reliable diagnostic procedure for ankle ligament injuries. Earlier efforts led to the development and validation of a six-degrees-of-freedom instrumented linkage capable of measuring the flexibility characteristics of the ankle complex in vitro and in vivo. The major goal of the present study was to determine if these flexibility measurements are sufficiently sensitive to detect the presence of damage to the lateral collateral ligaments of… CONTINUE READING