Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Tendon lengthening and fascia release for healing and preventing diabetic foot ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

July 30, 2015

IntroductionDiabetic foot ulcers have a devastating impact on an individual’s health-related quality of life and functional status.

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Identifying type 2 diabetes risk classification systems and recommendations for review of podiatric care in an Australian Aboriginal health clinic

July 30, 2015

Background: There are several risk classification systems developed to facilitate diabetic foot assessments and prioritise diabetes patients for foot prevention services according to risk factors.

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Patients with ankle instability respond to auditory feedback by changing gait

July 28, 2015

Plantar pressure-based auditory feedback is associated with changes in plantar pressure and muscle activation during gait in patients with chronic ankle instability, according to research from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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A reliable radiographic measurement for evaluation of normal distal tibiofibular syndesmosis: a multi-detector computed tomography study in adults

July 25, 2015

Background: Syndesmotic injury may be difficult to diagnose, and radiological evaluation is very important.

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Use of smartphone to measure first MPJ dorsiflexion

July 23, 2015

The reliability of a smartphone goniometer application compared with a traditional goniometer for measuring first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion Simon J. Otter, Brunilda Agalliu, Nicola Baer, Georgie Hales, Katrina Harvey, Keeley James, Richard Keating, Warren McConnell, Rachel Nelson, Saddaf Qureshi, Steven Ryan, Abigail St

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The reliability of a smartphone goniometer application compared with a traditional goniometer for measuring first metatarsophalangeal joint…

July 23, 2015

Background: Adequate sagittal plane motion of the first metatarsalphalangeal joint (1st MTPJ) is important during normal gait and goniometric measurement is commonly used as a diagnostic and outcome assessment tool. We aimed to determine the intra and inter-rater reliability together with the concurrent validity of a universal plastic goniometer (UG) and a smartphone applicationlication (Dr G) for the measurement of dorsiflexion at the 1st MTPJ

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Foot problems in people with gout in primary care: baseline findings from a prospective cohort study

July 23, 2015

Background: Foot problems are common in people with gout yet the prevalence of current foot problems in people with gout and the burden they present to healthcare systems is not known.

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Running shoe reveal: Study links max cushioning, higher load

July 21, 2015

Researchers from the Spaulding National Running Center at the Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have found that running in highly cushioned shoes is not associated with lower impact forces than conventional running shoes.

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Gender differences of foot characteristics in older Japanese adults using a 3D foot scanner

July 16, 2015

Background: Knowledge of gender differences in foot shape assists shoe manufactures with designing appropriate shoes for men and women.

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The future of footwear and orthoses is here. Now what?

July 10, 2015

By Jordana Bieze Foster A shift in tone was apparent at this year’s Ortho Technology Forum (OTF), and not just because the focus of the event has been expanded to include design and manufacturing technologies for footwear as well as foot orthoses. Speakers and attendees are no longer just speculating about how technology will change the footwear and foot orthosis industries—because those changes are already occurring in mainstream, high-profile ways.

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