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Experimental Modeling of Under-Body Blast Effects on PMHS Lower Extremities with a Dimorphic Foot to Boot Relational Analysis

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Experimental Modeling of Under-Body Blast Effects on PMHS Lower Extremities with a Dimorphic Foot to Boot Relational Analysis
author
Hendricks, Jonathan James
abstract
The most significant cause of injury for soldiers, during OIF and OEF, was from under-body blast (UBB) attacks and 79% of those injuries were lower extremity AIS 2+ (Danelson et al. 2018). UBB most commonly occur when a vehicle’s undercarriage is struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The vertical force assessed on lower extremities can be at a much higher magnitude than when the same force impacts the thoracic or cervical regions (Danelson et al. 2018). However, army issued boots are designed to have a portion of the sole to mitigate the force by displacing it to a region of the foot that would be less impactful to the soldiers mobility if a fracture were to occur. This structure is called the shank and it is a rectangular stiff plastic, traveling the length of the sole. It offers additional stiffness to the boot, ideal for ankle support (Hamill and Bensel, Phase III, 1996). Researching lower extremity impacts with a foot to boot morphological comparison is important for advancing the lower extremity injury prevention for soldiers.
subject
Calcaneus
Foot
Issued Boots
Lower Extremity
Military Injury
Vertical Loading
contributor
Danelson, Dr. Kerry A (committee chair)
Bolte, Dr. John H (committee member)
Scott, DR. Aaron T (committee member)
date
2019-05-24T08:35:47Z (accessioned)
2021-05-23T08:30:13Z (available)
2019 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
embargo
2021-05-23 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/93967 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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