Deep transverse metatarsal ligaments mechanical response during landing

Gu, Y. D., Liang, M. J., & Li, Z. Y. (2014) Deep transverse metatarsal ligaments mechanical response during landing. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 6(4), pp. 762-765.

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The deep transverse metatarsal ligaments play an important role in stabilizing the metatarsal bones and manipulating foot transverse arch deformation. However, the biomechanical research about transverse metatarsal ligaments in the foot maneuver is quite few. Due to the difficulties and lack of better measurement technology for these ligaments experimental monitor, the load transfer mechanism and internal stress state also hadn't been well addressed. The purpose of this study was to develop a detailing foot finite element model including transverse metatarsal ligaments tissues, to investigate the mechanical response of transverse metatarsal ligaments during the landing condition. The transverse metatarsal ligaments were considered as hyperelastic material model was used to represent the nonlinear and nearly incompressible nature of the ligament tissue. From the simulation results, it is clearly to find that the peak maiximal principal stress of transverse metatarsal ligaments was between the third and fourth metatarsals. Meanwhile, it seems the transverse metatarsal ligaments in the middle position experienced higher tension than the sides transverse metatarsal ligaments.

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ID Code: 90283
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Deep transverse metatarsal ligaments, Finite element analysis, Landing, Maximal principal stress
ISSN: 0975-7384
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult author]
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2015 00:50
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 05:26

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