Analysis of the stress and displacement distribution of inferior tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries repaired with screw fixation: a finite element study.

TitleAnalysis of the stress and displacement distribution of inferior tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries repaired with screw fixation: a finite element study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiu Q, Zhang K, Zhuang Y, Li Z, Yu B, Pei G
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue12
Paginatione80236
Date Published2013
Abstract

Studies of syndesmosis injuries have concentrated on cadaver models. However, they are unable to obtain exact data regarding the stress and displacement distribution of various tissues, and it is difficult to compare models. We investigated the biomechanical effects of inferior tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries (ITSIs) and screw fixation on the ankle using the finite element (FE) method.

DOI10.1021/ml400204n
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE