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    Re: Centripedal forces and the calf muscle pump

    If you start to consider the centrifugal effect on venous return , then perhaps it might be easier to better help with venous reflux during gait .

    For example , if as discussed above centrifugal effects are greatest as the foot rapidly decelerates during heel strike ,then might it be possible to design a garment ,or accelerometer triggered device , that will exert external pressure on the calf at the exact point in the gait cycle when reflux past incompetent venous valves is likely to occur ? This applied external pressure may need to be of only very short duration .

    That is just an unexplored idea of course but you can see how realizing the importance of the the centrifugal effect on venous return changes ones focus .
    Last edited by Gerrard Farrell; 02-14-2019 at 02:21 PM.

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