Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Let me Google that for you: a time series analysis of seasonality in internet search trends for terms related to foot and ankle pain

July 3, 2015

Background: The analysis of internet search traffic may present the opportunity to gain insights into general trends and patterns in information seeking behaviour related to medical conditions at a population level. For prevalent and widespread problems such as foot and ankle pain, this information has the potential to improve our understanding of seasonality and trends within these conditions and their treatments, and may act as a useful proxy for their true incidence/prevalence characteristics. This study aimed to explore seasonal effects, general trends and relative popularity of internet search terms related to foot and ankle pain over the past decade

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Joint space width of the tibiotalar joint in the healthy foot

July 3, 2015

Background: It is important to evaluate dynamic changes in the joint space width of the ankle mortise in detail in order to better understand the pathology of foot and ankle disorders. However, there are few reports on changes in the joint space width of the foot and ankle assessed using 3D images

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Analysis of the talocrural and subtalar joint motions in patients with medial tibial stress syndrome

July 1, 2015

Background: The rearfoot motion during sports activities in patients with the medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is unknown.

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Insertion of a pressure sensing arrayminimally affects hindfoot bone kinematics

June 24, 2015

Background: Understanding the development of ankle osteoarthritis (OA) is of high importance and interest; however its causality is poorly understood and several links to joint loading conditions have been made. One way of quantifying joint loading conditions is by measuring the intra-articular pressure distribution during gait simulations performed by in-vitro experimental set-ups.

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Insertion of a pressure sensing array minimally affects hindfoot bone kinematics

June 24, 2015

Background: Understanding the development of ankle osteoarthritis (OA) is of high importance and interest; however its causality is poorly understood and several links to joint loading conditions have been made. One way of quantifying joint loading conditions is by measuring the intra-articular pressure distribution during gait simulations performed by in-vitro experimental set-ups.

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Allard USA: Get Back Up Today!

June 23, 2015

What is the treatment for foot drop? The most common treatment is an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) which provides support to the ankle and foot. The AFO helps control foot drop and ankle instability by providing a better sense of balance.

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Kinetic Research: Carbon Fiber Orthopedic Braces

June 23, 2015

AFO Mechanics Composite material advances over the past 10 years have improved the design creativity and possibility for clinical orthotists worldwide. In the past, an ankle orthosis required a completely solid and fully encompassing design in order to attain the mechanical control, durability and ultimately the function needed for corrective ankle varus bracing.

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Custom Composite: Specializing in advanced composite applications for the O&P industry

June 23, 2015

AFO Mechanics The mechanics behind our family of Charcot Marie-Tooth (CMT) braces centers around the medial strut design. The medial strut folds into the footplate in the arch area, making the brace very stable when patients are in midstance

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Diane Covington: AFOs positively impact every aspect of her dynamic life

June 23, 2015

By Jordana Bieze Foster It’s a happy coincidence that Diane Covington lives just a few miles from a New Balance store, for two reasons. The brand’s sporty and comfort styles are perfectly suited for Covington’s life on the go. And they come in widths that can accommodate the ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) that make her active lifestyle possible

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Brennan Ryan: With AFOs and cool sneakers, this 10-year-old can be a regular kid

June 23, 2015

By Robyn Parets If you ask Brennan Ryan what his favorite after-school activities are, he’ll tell you, “Basketball, baseball, flag football, and Cub scouts.” Ask him what his favorite part of school is and he’ll answer, “Recess.” This isn’t surprising considering that Brennan Ryan is 10 years old and in fourth grade. “He’s a regular boy. He likes sports and has a ton of friends,” said Kathy Ryan, Brennan’s mother.

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