In vivo indentation of lower extremity limb soft tissues

Silver-thorn, M.b.
Tönük, Ergin
Kemp, J.
In vivo rate-controlled indentation tests, force relaxation trials, and creep studies were conducted on the soft tissues of the residual limbs of individuals with trans-tibial amputation. The cyclic indentation tests indicated that the bulk soft tissue response to compressive load is nonlinear and rate-dependent. The force relaxation studies indicated that substantial relaxation (35-80%) may occur, with equilibration typically occurring in less than 60 seconds. Most of this relaxation (20-70%) occurred within 5 seconds after loading. Tissue creep was also marked, ranging from 20 to 110% over two minutes
1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society


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Citation Formats
M. b. Silver-thorn, E. Tönük, and J. Kemp, “In vivo indentation of lower extremity limb soft tissues,” Atlanta, GA, USA; 13 October 1999 through 16 October 1999, 1999, vol. 1, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: