The effect of subtalar inversion/eversion on the dynamic function of the tibialis anterior, soleus, and gastrocnemius during the stance phase of gait
2011 (English)In: Gait & Posture, ISSN 0966-6362, E-ISSN 1879-2219, Vol. 34, no 1, 29-35 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to determine how gait deviation in one plane (i.e. excessive subtalar inversion/eversion) can affect the dynamic function of the tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and soleus to accelerate the subtalar, ankle, knee and hip joints, as well as the body center of mass. Induced acceleration analysis was performed based on a subject-specific three-dimensional linkage model configured by stance phase gait data and driven by one unit of muscle force. Eight healthy adult subjects were examined in gait analysis. The subtalar inversion/eversion was modeled by offsetting up to 20 from the normal subtalar angle while other configurations remained unaltered. This study showed that the gastrocnemius, soleus and tibialis anterior generally functioned as their anatomical definition in normal gait, but counterintuitive function was occasionally found in the bi-articular gastrocnemius. The plantarflexors play important roles in the body support and forward progression. Excessive subtalar eversion was found to enlarge the plantarflexors and tibialis anterior's function. Induced acceleration analysis demonstrated its ability to isolate the contributions of individual muscle to a given factor, and as a means of studying effect of pathological gait on the dynamic muscle functions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 34, no 1, 29-35 p.
Induced acceleration analysis, Subtalar joint, Excessive inversion/eversion, Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Tibialis anterior
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-36880DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.03.003ISI: 000292237200006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79957523392OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-36880DiVA: diva2:431553
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201107202011-07-202011-07-182012-05-14Bibliographically approved