Ankle inversion ligamentous sprain is one of the most common sports injuries. The most direct way is to investigate real injury incidents, but it is unethical and impossible to replicate on test participants. Simulators including tilt platforms, trapdoors, and fulcrum devices were designed to mimic ankle inversion movements in laboratories. Inversion angle was the only element considered in early designs; however, an ankle sprain is composed of inversion and plantarflexion in clinical observations. Inversion velocity is another parameter that increased the reality of simulation. This review summarised the simulators, and aimed to compare and contrast their features and settings. Copyright © 2015 Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society. Published by Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
|Journal||Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology|
|Early online date||21 Oct 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2015|
CitationHa, S. C.-W., Fong, D. T.-P., & Chan, K.-M. (2015). Review of ankle inversion sprain simulators in the biomechanics laboratory. Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology, 2(4), 114-121. doi: 10.1016/j.asmart.2015.08.002
- Ankle biomechanics
- Ankle injuries
- Sprain simulation