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04-09-2007, 04:34 PM
Hello All,

We have a lower limb model with cartliage, plantar fascia and ligaments. In order to see the ligament stress in ankle sprain which occurs in jumping on the floor, we set the foot model with a little plantar flexion to simulate normal landing situation. But we don't know how much pre-stressed does the ankle ligaments have while doing planatar flexion. Does any one has any idea how we can calculate the ligament pre-stress in ankle plantar flexion?And do you have any recorded data or any literature in this regard?
Chih-Chang Wei
Institute of BME
University of Yang-Ming
Email: g39404031@mailsrv2.ym.edu.tw