Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Modifying the Rizzoli foot model to improve the diagnosis of pes-planus: application to kinematics of feet in teenagers

December 20, 2014

Background: A number of multi-segment foot protocols have been proposed to obtain measurements of clinical value.

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Open versus endoscopic bone resection of the dorsolateral calcaneal edge: a cadaveric analysis comparing three dimensional CT scans

December 19, 2014

Background: It has been claimed that endoscopic calcaneoplasty offers some advantages over open techniques in the surgical treatment of Haglund?s deformity due to reduced postoperative complications like stiffness and pain. Bony over-resection places patients at risk of these complications

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Static and dynamic risk factors for overuse injury

December 19, 2014

Static foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Collins NJ and Barton CJ Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7:55 (19 December 2014) Quote: BackgroundStatic measures of foot posture are regularly used as part of a clinical examination to determine the need for foot level interventions. This is based on the premise that pronated and supinated foot postures may be risk factors for or associated with lower limb injury

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Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

December 19, 2014

Background: Static measures of foot posture are regularly used as part of a clinical examination to determine the need for foot level interventions.

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Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review

December 19, 2014

Background: Dynamic foot function is considered a risk factor for lower limb overuse injuries including Achilles tendinopathy, shin pain, patellofemoral pain and stress fractures.

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The impact of workforce redesign policies on role boundaries in `generalist¿ podiatry practice: expert views within the professional body

December 14, 2014

Background: Demographic changes and a predicted rise in the prevalence of chronic illness have led to a range of health policies in the UK (and elsewhere) focused on workforce flexibility and extended roles for the allied health professions. Whilst much academic attention has been paid to extended specialised roles for allied health professionals such as podiatrists, little work has addressed the likely impact of these policy changes on non-specialist, `generalist?

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Fiber type composition of the human quadratus plantae muscle: a comparison of the lateral and medial heads

December 13, 2014

Background: The human quadratus plantae muscle has been attributed a variety of functions, however no consensus has been reached on its significance to foot functioning. The architecture of the human quadratus plantae consists of an evolutionarily conserved lateral head, and a medial head thought to be unique to Man

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Rates of chronic ankle instability in children are surprisingly high

December 2, 2014

Experts push for better sprain rehab By P.K.

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Movement of the human foot in 100 pain free individuals and implications for understanding normal foot function.

November 29, 2014

Movement of the human foot in 100 pain free individuals and implications for understanding normal foot function. Christopher J Nester, Hannah Jarvis, Richard K Jones, Peter D Bowden and Anmin Liu Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7:51 doi:10.1186/s13047-014-0051-8 Quote: BackgroundUnderstanding motion in the normal healthy foot is a prerequisite for understanding the effects of pathology and thereafter setting targets for interventions

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Movement of the human foot in 100 pain free individuals aged 18¿45: implications for understanding normal foot function

November 28, 2014

Background: Understanding motion in the normal healthy foot is a prerequisite for understanding the effects of pathology and thereafter setting targets for interventions. Quality foot kinematic data from healthy feet will also assist the development of high quality and research based clinical models of foot biomechanics. To address gaps in the current literature we aimed to describe 3D foot kinematics using a 5 segment foot model in a population of 100 pain free individuals

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