volume 29, issue 7, P943-947 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00165-4
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Abstract: Diagnosis of ligament injuries to the ankle joint complex is a difficult clinical problem which relies primarily on manual physical examination and on radiographic evaluations. In an attempt to develop a reliable, quantitative diagnostic tool for such injuries we developed a six-degrees-of-freedom instrumented linkage (Ankle Flexibility Tester-AFT) capable of measuring the flexibility characteristics of the ankle joint complex in vivo. The unique non-serial structure of this linkage was such that these charact…

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