Physiological elongation of ligamentous complex surrounding the hindfoot joints: In vitro biomechanical study

Zong Ping Luo, Harold B. Kitaoka, Horng Chaung Hsu, Hideji Kura, Kai Nan An

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Abstract

Ligaments surrounding the hindfoot joints play an important role in hindfoot stability. This in vitro study investigated anatomical and biomechanical characteristics of nine major ligamentous structures, including length and orientation at neutral position and physiological elongation with the foot in five different positions relative to the neutral position. The results showed that ligament elongation depended on the ligament length, orientation in neutral position, and movement of bones to which they were attached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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