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Technical Brief

A New Parallel External Fixator Design for Correcting Ankle and Foot Sagittal Plane Deformities1

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Mengqian Sun, Shuai Wang, Zhendong Song

Shenzhen Graduate School,
Harbin Institute of Technology,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China

Bing Li

Shenzhen Graduate School,
Harbin Institute of Technology,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China
e-mail: libing.sgs@hit.edu.cn

Ying Hu

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China
e-mail: ying.hu@siat.ac.cn

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033738Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 16, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030932 (Aug 01, 2016) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1081; doi: 10.1115/1.4033738 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 16, 2016

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References

Taylor, J. , 2004, “ Correction of General Deformity With the Taylor Spatial Frame Fixator,” available at: http://www.jcharlestaylor.com/tsfliterature/01TSF-mainHO.pdf, accessed February 27, 2006.
Qin, S. H. , Zheng, X. J. , Cai, G. , and Han, D. W. , 2007, “ Apparatus Assembly and Clinical Application of Ilizarov Technique for Correcting Ankle and Foot Deformities,” Orthop. J. China, 15(8), pp. 566–568.
Wukich, D. K. , and Belczyk, R. J. , 2006, “ An Introduction to the Taylor Spatial Frame for Foot and Ankle Applications,” Oper. Tech. Orthop., 16(1), pp. 2–9. [CrossRef]

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Ilizarov external fixator [2]

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Three-dimensional diagram of the 3-UCU/RPR external fixator

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Diagram of the flowchart to obtain installation parameters of the external fixators

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Diagram of the optimal singularity-free workspace

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