Development of a Pediatric Musculoskeletal Model of the Foot and Ankle
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Pediatric Gait: A New Millennium in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology
Previously created adult musculoskeletal models (MSMs) have provided insight into the underlying causes of specific gait abnormalities. Since these abnormalities are often diagnosed and treated in children with cerebral palsy, child-specific MSMs are needed. In this study, a child-specific MSM of the foot and ankle was created from existing magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of a child with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and equinovarus disorder. The bony contours of both limbs were digitized and converted into three-dimensional surface meshes. These meshes were used to create the MSM.
Stabelfeldt, Sara J.; Silver-Thorn, M. Barbara PhD; Smith, Peter; and Timins, M., "Development of a Pediatric Musculoskeletal Model of the Foot and Ankle" (2000). Biomedical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 591.
Published as a part of Pediatric Gait: A New Millennium in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology (July 22, 2000). DOI.