Ultrasonographic measurement of the mechanical properties of the sole under the metatarsal heads.

@article{Wang1999UltrasonographicMO,
  title={Ultrasonographic measurement of the mechanical properties of the sole under the metatarsal heads.},
  author={C L Wang and T. C. Hsu and Y W Shau and Jeng Yung Shieh and Kevin H. Hsu},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={709-13}
}
The sole under the metatarsal heads functions as a shock absorber during walking and running. The mechanical properties of the sole provide the primary defense against the development of metatarsalgia and foot ulceration. However, limited information about these properties has been documented. In this study, we used ultrasonography to evaluate the mechanical properties, including unloaded thickness, compressibility index, elastic modulus, and energy dissipation ratio, of the sole in 20 healthy… CONTINUE READING

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