Designed For Stability & Greater Load Capacities
The human body is brilliantly engineered down to the finest and most intricate particle. Consider our blood vessels once thought to be smooth like a straight water pipe, are wonderfully helical shaped, having a slight corkscrewing twist. This helical design results in a more even blood flow. Damage from turbulent flow is less likely in a helical vessel, especially in areas where the blood passes through T-junctions. Smoother flowing blood promotes the production of protective substances as well. These minute details mirrored into replacement tubes can make a greater difference in “getting by” or “performing well” in the functioning process.
Inside the anatomy of the human body is several mortise and tenon joint systems, each designed with its’ own specific range of motion and load bearing capacities. One of these joint systems is the ankle mortise which is designed to bend downward from 0 to 50° and upwards 0 to 20°; allowing the foot to move upwards and downwards, flex and extend itself.
The ankle mortise is awe inspiring taking into account its small body weight size compared to its strength in performing even seemingly simple daily tasks such as sitting, standing and walking. For example, in a healthy person weighing 150 pounds, the ankle mortise is able to support over 225 pounds on one foot; endure up to 1200 pounds of force when running; and bear the brunt of twenty times their body weight on one joint when jumping!
The performance of the ankle is also affected by the strength of the bones, which are approximately four times stronger than OPC–53 cement; but it is the design of the ankle mortise that gives the bones its range of motion enabling it to absorb incredible impacts and actively sustain itself bearing under amazing load capacities before reaching a breaking point.