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10-19-2004, 05:57 PM
Dear All,

I have been unable to locate any literature about the amount of force or pressure required to perforate (with a building nail) the plantar surface of the foot. Specifically, I need information about the force required to cause the head of a building nail (5 mm surface area) to be embedded, after stepping upon it, in the forefoot region of the foot. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Noel Lythgo (PhD)

University of Melbourne


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