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Prediction of plantar soft tissue stiffness based on sex, age, bodyweight, height and body mass index

Title
Prediction of plantar soft tissue stiffness based on sex, age, bodyweight, height and body mass index
Authors
Teoh, Jee ChinLee, Taeyong
Ewha Authors
이태용
SCOPUS Author ID
이태용scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS
ISSN
1751-6161JCR Link

1878-0180JCR Link
Citation
JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS vol. 54, pp. 219 - 222
Keywords
Plantar soft tissues stiffnessIndentationBodyweightHeightBody mass index
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS
Document Type
Article
Abstract
15% of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients suffer high risk of ulceration and 85% of the amputation involving DM population is caused by non-healing ulcers. These findings elucidate the fact that foot ulcer can result in major amputation especially to the DM and elderly population. Therefore, early diagnosis of abnormally stiffened plantar soft tissue is needed to prevent the catastrophic tissue damage. In order to differentiate between normal and pathological tissues, a threshold reference value that defines healthy tissue is required. The objective of this study is to perform a multivariate analysis to estimate the healthy plantar tissue stiffness values based on the individuals physical attributes such as bodyweight (BW), height and body mass index (BMI) as well as their age and sex. 100 healthy subjects were recruited. Indentation was performed on 2nd metatarsal head pad at 3 different dorsiflexion angles of 0, 20, 40 and the hallux and heel at 0 degrees. The results showed the important influences of BW, height and BMI in determining the plantar tissue stiffness. On the other hand, age and sex only play minimal roles. The study can be further extended to increase the reliability and accuracy of the proposed predictive model by evaluating several other related parameters such as body fat content, footwear usage, frequency of sports participation, etc. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI
10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.09.015
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