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Correlation Between 3D Computational Prediction of Mechanical Function and Simulated Physical Weightbearing in the Cadaveric Lower Leg

[+] Author Affiliations
Joseph M. Iaquinto, Jennifer S. Wayne

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Paper No. SBC2008-193128, pp. 667-668; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2008-193128
From:
  • ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Marco Island, Florida, USA, June 25–29, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4321-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

The foot is an intricate three dimensional complex that requires insight into both superficial and deep structures to understand mechanical function. Palpation and clinical tests assist with superficial treatment while radiography is invaluable for interior features. Computational modeling has obtained the capacity to predict mechanical function of diarthrodial joints, with a recent model developed of the lower leg [1]. The aim of this work was to extend the predictive capabilities of the lower leg model to simulate stance weightbearing. Comparisons were made to measurements taken from weightbearing loads applied to the cadaveric limb.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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