Search for dissertations about: "Ankle biomechanics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Ankle biomechanics.

  1. 1. Foot-Ankle Joints Responses. Epidemiology, Biomechanics and Mathematical Modeling

    Author : Chantal S. Parenteau; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : mathematical models; biomechanics; range of motion; ankle injury; injury mechanisms; ligament failure; center of rotation; ankle and subtalar joints; ankle fracture;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to acquire better knowledge of foot-ankle injuries because of their increasing importance in car crashes. Three approaches were used: epidemiology, biomechanics and mathematical modeling. READ MORE

  2. 2. Acute Achilles tendon rupture - The impact of calf muscle performance on function and recovery

    Author : Annelie Brorsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Achilles tendon rupture; Rehabilitation; Heel-rise; Function; Recovery; Calf muscle; Ankle biomechanics; Endurance; Jump; Sex differences;

    Abstract : There is an ongoing debate about the optimal treatment for patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture. The overall purpose of this thesis was to acquire a greater knowledge of the way patients recover at different time points after the injury when treated with the currently recommended treatment protocols. READ MORE

  3. 3. Foot-ankle injury : epidemiology and method to investigate joint biomechanics

    Author : Chantal S. Parenteau; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

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  4. 4. Achilles tendon loading and deformation during rehabilitation and use of ankle foot orthoses

    Author : Åsa Fröberg; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury which most often affects otherwise healthy individuals and which causes long periods of rehabilitation with absence from work and sport activities and frequently sequele with reduced calf muscle performance. The aim of this thesis is to improve understanding of how injury affects the function of the Achilles tendon, and to functionally evaluate different designs of ankle foot orthoses used during rehabilitation after an Achilles tendon rupture. READ MORE

  5. 5. Long-term consequences of anterior cruciate ligament injury : knee function, physical activity level, physical capacity and movement pattern

    Author : Eva Tengman; Charlotte Häger; Eva Ageberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ACL injury; cross-sectional design; isokinetic; peak torque; centre of pressure; kinematics; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : Knee function after more than 20 years post injury is rarely described and none of the few follow-up studies have evaluated functional performance tasks. This thesis investigated self-reported knee function, physical activity level, physical capacity and movement pattern in the long-term perspective (on average 23 years) in persons who had suffered a unilateral ACL injury, treated either with physiotherapy in combination with surgery (ACLR, n=33) or physiotherapy alone (ACLPT, n=37) and compared to age-and-gender matched controls (n=33). READ MORE