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    I am currently developing a finite element model of the fifth
    metatarsal, to study Jones fractures. I would like to include the forces
    of the peroneus brevis, dorsal interosseous, plantar interosseous and
    flexor digiti minimi brevis muscles. I have read through articles by
    Patriarco, Crowninshield, and Seirig on optimization models for muscle
    forces during gait. The results of these papers differ some due to their
    assumptions. Also the results section is not detailed enough for me to
    utilize this in my research. I am hoping to obtain muscle forces for the
    peroneus brevis throughout the gait cycle. From there my intentions are
    to scale the force for the remaining muscles using cross sectional area
    comparisons. Unless of course someone has data for the remaining muscles
    Besides the forces, I am also interested in articles, references
    or explanations on how to determine the lines of action of these muscles
    at a specific time in the gait cycle.
    Thank you,

    Eric S. Rohr, B.S.
    Biomedical Engineering
    Marquette University