STP1022

    A New Lower Leg Prosthesis with Simulation Device for the Achilles Tendon

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    In former investigations it could be shown that binding release by active plantar flexion of the ankle joint has to be considered a regular heel release mechanism that occurs, in particular, in slow frontal ski falls. Based on these findings it seemed necessary to design a new lower leg prosthesis for testing ski boot design and skier/ski boot/ski binding interactions. This new lower leg prosthesis is presented in the following, and preliminary results of some pilot tests with the new prosthesis are demonstrated.

    Keywords:

    lower leg prosthesis, musculus triceps surae, heel release


    Author Information:

    Menke, W
    Medical doctor, Trier,

    Bodem, F
    Biophysicist and staff members, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz,

    Casel, J
    Biophysicist and staff members, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz,

    Volkert, R
    Biophysicist and staff members, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz,


    Paper ID: STP19467S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19467S


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