Finite element analysis of deep transverse metatarsal ligaments mechanical response during landing

Gu, Y. D., Rong, M., Li, Z. Y., Lake, M. J., & Ruan, G. Q. (2012) Finite element analysis of deep transverse metatarsal ligaments mechanical response during landing. In Chen, Wenzhe, Xu, Xipeng, Dai, Pinqiang, Chen, Yonglu, & Jiang, Zhengyi (Eds.) Advanced Materials Research, Scientific.Net, Xiamen, China, pp. 2558-2561.

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The deep transverse metatarsal ligaments (DTML) play an important role in stabilizing the metatarsal bones and manipulating foot transverse arch deformation. However, the biomechanical research about DTML 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 DTML tissues, to investigate the mechanical response of DTML during the landing condition. The DTML was 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 DTML was between the third and fourth metatarsals. Meanwhile, it seems the DTML in the middle position experienced higher tension than the sides DTML.

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ID Code: 90304
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Deep transverse metatarsal ligaments, Finite element analysis, Landing, Maximal principal stress
DOI: 10.4028/
ISBN: 9783037853702
ISSN: 1662-8985
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 2012 Transtech Publications
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2015 02:57
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 02:21

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