Prediction of three-dimensional contact stress and ligament tension in the ankle during stance determined from computational modeling.

@article{Haraguchi2009PredictionOT,
  title={Prediction of three-dimensional contact stress and ligament tension in the ankle during stance determined from computational modeling.},
  author={Naoki Haraguchi and Robert S. Armiger and Mark S. Myerson and John T. Campbell and Edmund Y. S. Chao},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={177-85}
}
BACKGROUND Our goal was to quantify and visualize the three-dimensional loading relationship between the ligaments and articular surfaces of the ankle to identify and determine the stabilizing roles of these anatomical structures during the stance phase of gait. MATERIALS AND METHODS We applied discrete element analysis to computationally model the three-dimensional contact characteristics and ligament loading of the ankle joint. Physiologic loads approximating those at five positions in the… CONTINUE READING