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A mechanical supination sprain simulator for studying ankle supination sprain kinematics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18617179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study presents a free-fall mechanical supination sprain simulator for evaluating the ankle joint kinematics during a simulated ankle supination sprain injury. The device allows the foot to be in an anatomical position before the sudden motion, and also allows different degrees of supination, or a combination of inversion and plantarflexion. Five subjects performed simulated supination sprain trials in five different supination angles. Ankle motion was captured by a motion analysis system, and the ankle kinematics were reported in plantarflexion/dorsiflexion, inversion/eversion and internal/external rotation planes. Results showed that all sprain motions were not pure single-plane motions but were accompanied by motion in other two planes, therefore, different degrees of supination were achieved. The presented sprain simulator allows a more comprehensive study of the kinematics of ankle sprain when compared with some previous laboratory research designs.
Yue-Yan Chan; Daniel Tik-Pui Fong; Patrick Shu-Hang Yung; Kwai-Yau Fung; Kai-Ming Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-07-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomechanics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0021-9290     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomech     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-04     Completed Date:  2008-10-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0157375     Medline TA:  J Biomech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2571-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint / physiology*
Computer Simulation
Sprains and Strains / pathology*
Supination / physiology*

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