volume 29, issue 11, P1435-1443 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)84539-8
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Abstract: In order to evaluate the effects of the anatomical changes after calcaneal fractures on joint loading characteristics we investigated the effects of simulated calcaneal fractures on intra-articular loading in the Chopart joint and on plantar pressure patterns in vitro. Five fresh-frozen lower leg specimens were axially loaded with 500 N in three positions: neutral, 10 degrees plantarflexion and 10 degrees dorsiflexion. The loading characteristics were determined before and after creating a tongue-type fracture…

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