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Simulation of ankle joint forces to optimize total ankle replacement design

Arakilo, Mike, Thewlis, Dominic, Paul, Gunther, & Rasmussen, John (2009) Simulation of ankle joint forces to optimize total ankle replacement design. In 7th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2009, Griffith University, Goaldcoast.

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Abstract

When compared with other arthoplasties, Total Ankle Joint Replacement (TAR) is much less successful. Attempts to remedy this situation by modifying the implant design, for example by making its form more akin to the original ankle anatomy, have largely met with failure. One of the major obstacles is a gap in current knowledge relating to ankle joint force. Specifically this is the lack of reliable data quantifying forces and moments acting on the ankle, in both the healthy and diseased joints. The limited data that does exist is thought to be inaccurate [1] and is based upon simplistic two dimensional discrete and outdated techniques.

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ID Code: 49091
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Biomechanical Modelling, Ankle Model, Total Ankle Replacement (TAR)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the author(s)
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2012 08:54
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 12:34

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