Major

Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

This paper will detail the design process of developing a Z-shaped foot and ankle internal fixation plating system. Group 6: Plates for the Sole was made up of 5 team members, who worked together to accommodate their client’s request to complete a biomechanical analysis of a Z-Plate design and a construct a prototype. The Z-Plate’s purpose is to provide podiatrists with a new solution that can fit nicely on the small, irregular bones of the foot, while also remaining strong enough to withstand the forces and torques of the foot.

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

First Reader

Douglass McGlynn

Second Reader

Dr. Qin Liu

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