Device for the measurement of passive torque versus range-of-motion in the clubfoot deformity

William L. Buford, David A. Yngve, Mani Omid

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Abstract

A device designed to measure the mechanical properties of the clubfoot deformity is described. The mechanical properties are viscoelastic parameters manifest in passive torque versus range-of-motion measurement at the ankle. Torque Range-of-Motion (TROM) curves have been successfully applied to the improvement of therapeutic methods for the hand. The increased objectivity provided by such testing provides for accurate tracking of function and improved knowledge of mechanical function. The prototype device is used to develop the reliability and validity of TROM measurement applied to the infant normal and clubfoot during passive plantarflexion-dorsiflexion motion. It will furthermore resolve appropriate protocol for an improved design that will measure foot position in three degrees of freedom; and the torque required to position the foot throughout its passive range-of-motion. Objective mechanical properties gathered with this instrument will help design orthotic casting protocol and surgical/therapeutic procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1126-1127
Number of pages2
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 3
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Buford, W. L., Yngve, D. A., & Omid, M. (1993). Device for the measurement of passive torque versus range-of-motion in the clubfoot deformity. In A. Y. J. Szeto, & R. M. Rangayyan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 3 ed., pp. 1126-1127). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 15, No. pt 3). Publ by IEEE.