Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Effectiveness of percutaneous flexor tenotomies for the management and prevention of recurrence of diabetic toe ulcers: a systematic review

July 29, 2016

Diabetic toe ulcers are a potentially devastating complication of diabetes.

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Improving rural and remote practitioners’ knowledge of the diabetic foot: findings from an educational intervention

July 29, 2016

This study aimed to determine knowledge of national guidelines for diabetic foot assessment and risk stratification by rural and remote healthcare professionals in Western Australia and their implementation in…

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Establishing normative foot posture index values for the paediatric population: a cross-sectional study

July 26, 2016

The Foot Posture Index (FPI) is an observational tool designed to measure the position of the foot. Its reliability is well established, and it provides normative reference values for the general population. H…

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Predictors of foot pain in the community: the North West Adelaide health study

July 13, 2016

Foot pain has been shown to be prevalent across all age groups. The presence of foot pain may reduce mobility and impact on the ability to undertake activities of daily living. The aim of this study was to det…

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Effects of custom-made textile insoles on plantar pressure distribution and lower limb EMG activity during turning

July 13, 2016

Turning during locomotion involves considerable changes of the body’s center of mass and reduced stability, as well as lower limb kinematics and kinetics. However, many previous studies have been carried out t…

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Implementation of blinded outcome assessment in the Effective Verruca Treatments trial (EverT) – lessons learned

July 12, 2016

Trials using inadequate levels of blinding may report larger effect sizes than blinded studies. It has been suggested that blinded outcome assessment in open trials may in some cases be undertaken by assessmen…

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Interpreting outcome following foot surgery in people with rheumatoid arthritis

July 8, 2016

Foot surgery is common in RA but the current lack of understanding of how patients interpret outcomes inhibits evaluation of procedures in clinical and research settings.

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The Glasgow-Maastricht foot model, evaluation of a 26 segment kinematic model of the foot

July 8, 2016

Accurately measuring of intrinsic foot kinematics using skin mounted markers is difficult, limited in part by the physical dimensions of the foot. Existing kinematic foot models solve this problem by combining…

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An investigation to assess ankle mobility in healthy individuals from the application of multi-component compression bandages and compression hosiery

July 7, 2016

An investigation was undertaken to compare the effect of multi-component compression bandages and compression hosiery kits on individuals’ range of ankle motion whilst wearing typical and medical footwear, and…

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If the shoe fits: Development of an online tool to aid practitioner/patient discussions about ‘healthy footwear’

June 14, 2016

A previous study highlighted the importance of footwear to individuals’ sense of their identity, demonstrating that shoes must “fit” someone socially, as well as functionally.

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