Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Abstract

The project aimed to design a device that would permit inversion at a range of 20 to 30 degrees while minimally hindering motion range in the sagittal plane by mimicking natural ligament behavior through material orientation and selection. Testing was completed for gait, passive muscle movement, and rapid inversion. Results indicate that the splint slowed the rate of ankle inversion and allowed fluid plantar flexion and dorsiflexion. This provides the user optimal healing options for injured lateral ankle ligaments.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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