IJMTES – DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : Design And Development Of Ankle Foot Orthosis Using Additive Manufacturing Technique

Author’s Name :Mangai S | Rajesh Ranganathan | Arivazhagan Pugalendhi | Gokul Raj N |

Deepan Raju S | Dharani T | Durga R

Volume 07 Issue 02  2020unnamed

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 06-11

Abstract –  The main intention of manufacturing technology in medical field rely on providing ease to the patient by improving exactness truncating the time consumption  and  reducing the monetary encumbrance on the patient.  The goal is to provide assistance to the patients suffering from foot deformity such as talipes equines and talipes calcaneus. This can be performed by fabricating customized orthosis for a subject affected with above mentioned foot deformity through fused deposition modeling in additive manufacturing (AM) technology with Acronitrile Butadiene Stryene (ABS) plastic as base material. It is performed in order to improve the patient’s stability and thereby correcting the gait pattern in a comfortable manner.  A pilot study has been performed regarding the foot deformities and their treatments, involving both surgical and non surgical methods. The pinnacle of this study leads to improve the customized ankle foot modeling by providing relieve to the patient suffering from the above foot deformities when compared with  the traditional ponseti method. It overcomes the difficulties faced by the patient during the ponseti method of non-surgical treatment.

Keywords –  Ankle Foot Orthosis, Talipes Equinus, Talipes Calcaneus, Additive Manufacturing.