Review of ankle inversion sprain simulators in the biomechanics laboratory

Chui Wai Sophia HA, Daniel Tik-Pui FONG, Kai-Ming CHAN

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-121
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
Volume2
Issue number4
Early online date21 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Citation

Ha, 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

Keywords

  • Ankle biomechanics
  • Ankle injuries
  • Inversion
  • Sprain simulation

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