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Modelling of pad support for foot osteoarthritis

Rosli, Mohd Eley (2015) Modelling of pad support for foot osteoarthritis. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that affects joints or ankles of human body that will cause the patients of this disease feels pain, swelling and stiffness in the joint. Human who was affected by the foot osteoarthritis (OA) disease always have problem in doing daily activities due to the pain at their foot. OA patients will always feel pain and stiffness in the inflammation joint. They also feel swelling in or near that joint. These symptoms will always make them difficult in walking and bending their affected joints or ankles when doing daily activities. In relieve the pain that having by the patient, a research of developing the pad support had been done. Development of pad support for osteoarthritis patient which is focused on big toe osteoarthritis become a subject of study and ABAQUS 6.13 software is selected as preferred software to design the geometry of pad support and analysed it using finite element analysis. The CAD model of the pad support then imposed to pressure load to study the effect of this pressure load upon proposed geometries and materials. Three types of geometry models and three types of materials used have been studied for this project. Then the results of the analysis had been discussed by observing to three parameters which is stress, pressure and reaction force. Lastly, the development of big toe osteoarthritis pad support had been studied.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2016 06:47
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2016 06:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7545
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