Biomechanics of the ankle

Brockett, Claire and Chapman, Graham orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-3983-6641 (2016) Biomechanics of the ankle. Orthopaedics and Trauma, 30 (3). pp. 232-238. ISSN 1877-1327

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This paper provides an introduction to the biomechanics of the ankle, introducing the bony anatomy involved in motion of the foot and ankle. The complexity of the ankle anatomy has a significant influence on the biomechanical performance of the joint, and this paper discusses the motions of the ankle joint complex, and the joint at which it is proposed they occur. It provides insight into the ligaments that are critical to the stability and function of the ankle joint. It describes the movements involved in a normal gait cycle, and also highlights how these may change as a result of surgical intervention such as total joint replacement or fusion.

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