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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891180/the-effect-of-foot-orthoses-with-forefoot-cushioning-or-metatarsal-pad-on-forefoot-peak-plantar-pressure-in-running
#1
Michaela Hähni, Anja Hirschmüller, Heiner Baur
BACKGROUND: Foot orthoses are frequently used in sports for the treatment of overuse complaints with sufficient evidence available for certain foot-related overuse pathologies like plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis and foot pain (e.g., metatarsalgia). One important aim is to reduce plantar pressure under prominent areas like metatarsal heads. For the forefoot region, mainly two common strategies exist: metatarsal pad (MP) and forefoot cushioning (FC). The aim of this study was to evaluate which of these orthosis concepts is superior in reducing plantar pressure in the forefoot during running...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843491/3d-strength-surfaces-for-ankle-plantar-and-dorsi-flexion-in-healthy-adults-an-isometric-and-isokinetic-dynamometry-study
#2
Sara J Hussain, Laura Frey-Law
BACKGROUND: The ankle is an important component of the human kinetic chain, and deficits in ankle strength can negatively impact functional tasks such as balance and gait. While peak torque is influenced by joint angle and movement velocity, ankle strength is typically reported for a single angle or movement speed. To better identify deficits and track recovery of ankle strength after injury or surgical intervention, ankle strength across a range of movement velocities and joint angles in healthy adults is needed...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833661/walk-for-life-the-national-clubfoot-project-of-bangladesh-the-four-year-outcomes-of-150-congenital-clubfoot-cases-following-ponseti-method
#3
Angela Margaret Evans, Mohommad Mamun Hossen Chowdhury, Mohommad Humayun Kabir, Md Fashiur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Congenital clubfoot deformity can cause significant disability, and if left untreated, may further impoverish those in developing countries, like Bangladesh. The Ponseti method has been strategically introduced in Bangladesh by a non-government organisation, Walk For Life (WFL). WFL has provided free treatment for over 17,500 Bangladeshi children with clubfeet since 2009, sustained by local ownership, and international support. This study assesses the 4-year results in children for whom treatment began before the age of 3 years...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800027/a-novel-method-of-measuring-passive-quasi-stiffness-in-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
#4
Marabelle L Heng, Yaohui K Chua, Hong K Pek, Priathashini Krishnasamy, Pui W Kong
BACKGROUND: First metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) mobility is commonly assessed by its angular displacement (joint angle) or subjectively rated as 'hypermobile', 'normal' or 'stiff' by a clinician. Neither of these methods is ideal because displacement alone does not take into account the force required to displace the joint and subjective evaluation is not always reliable. This study presented a novel method to determine the passive quasi-stiffness of the first MTPJ. The reliability of the proposed method was also assessed...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752287/getting-the-right-balance-insole-design-alters-the-static-balance-of-people-with-diabetes-and-neuropathy
#5
Joanne Paton, Sam Glasser, Richard Collings, Jon Marsden
BACKGROUND: Over 1 in 3 older people with diabetes sustain a fall each year. Postural instability has been identified as independent risk factor for falls within people with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). People with DPN, at increased risk of falls, are routinely required to wear offloading insoles, yet the impact of these insoles on postural stability and postural control is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a standard offloading insole and its constituent parts on the balance in people with DPN...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688813/a-survey-exploring-self-reported-indoor-and-outdoor-footwear-habits-foot-problems-and-fall-status-in-people-with-stroke-and-parkinson-s
#6
Catherine Bowen, Ann Ashburn, Mark Cole, Margaret Donovan-Hall, Malcolm Burnett, Judy Robison, Louis Mamode, Ruth Pickering, Dan Bader, Dorit Kunkel
BACKGROUND: Ill-fitting shoes have been implicated as a risk factor for falls but research to date has focused on people with arthritis, diabetes and the general older population; little is known about people with neurological conditions. This survey for people with stroke and Parkinson's explored people's choice of indoor and outdoor footwear, foot problems and fall history. METHODS: Following ethical approval, 1000 anonymous postal questionnaires were distributed to health professionals, leads of Parkinson's UK groups and stroke clubs in the wider Southampton area, UK...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651833/ultrasonographic-examination-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-comparison-of-patient-positions-during-examination
#7
Jae Hoon Ahn, Choong Woo Lee, ChanJoo Park, Yoon-Chung Kim
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a non-invasive and low-cost modality for real-time visualisation of the plantar fascia. Ultrasound examination for plantar fasciitis is generally performed with the patient in a prone position, although the rational for using a prone position has not been validated. The aim of the study was to investigate if ultrasound examination in a supine position, which is more comfortable than the prone position, is valid. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 30 participants with plantar fasciitis, 8 men (27 %) and 22 women (73 %), with a mean age of 53...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594920/prevalence-of-foot-problems-in-people-with-inflammatory-arthritis-in-singapore
#8
K Carter, M Lahiri, P P Cheung, A Santosa, K Rome
BACKGROUND: Foot problems are highly prevalent in people with inflammatory arthritis reported from studies in the UK, Europe and New Zealand, but there is limited evidence from Southeast Asia. The study aim was to evaluate the prevalence of foot problems in people with inflammatory arthritis in Singapore. METHODS: People with inflammatory arthritis were recruited from the rheumatology outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Disease and clinical characteristics included age, sex, disease duration, current blood tests and medications...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594919/the-effects-of-being-habitually-barefoot-on-foot-mechanics-and-motor-performance-in-children-and-adolescents-aged-6-18-years-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study-barefoot-life-project
#9
Karsten Hollander, Babette C van der Zwaard, Johanna Elsabe de Villiers, Klaus-Michael Braumann, Ranel Venter, Astrid Zech
BACKGROUND: Barefoot locomotion has evoked an increasing scientific interest with a controversial debate about benefits and limitations of barefoot and simulated barefoot walking and running. While most current knowledge comes from cross sectional laboratory studies, the evolutionary perspective suggests the importance of investigating the long-term effects. Observing habitually barefoot populations could fill the current gap of missing high quality longitudinal studies. Therefore, the study described in this design paper aims to investigate the effects of being habitually barefoot on foot mechanics and motor performance of children and adolescents...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588043/can-positional-mri-predict-dynamic-changes-in-the-medial-plantar-arch-an-exploratory-pilot-study
#10
Finn Johannsen, Philip Hansen, Sandra Stallknecht, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Stine Hangaard, Janus Damm Nybing, Mikael Boesen
BACKGROUND: Positional MRI (pMRI) allows for three-dimensional visual assessment of navicular position. In this exploratory pilot study pMRI was validated against a stretch sensor device, which measures movement of the medial plantar arch. We hypothesized that a combined pMRI measure incorporating both vertical and medial displacement of the navicular bone induced by loading would be correlated with corresponding stretch sensor measurements. METHODS: 10 voluntary participants were included in the study...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555884/the-evaluation-of-off-loading-using-a-new-removable-orthosis-in-diabetic-foot-orthodiab-randomized-controlled-trial-study-design-and-rational
#11
Kamel Mohammedi, Louis Potier, Maud François, Dured Dardari, Marilyne Feron, Estelle Nobecourt-Dupuy, Manuel Dolz, Roxane Ducloux, Abdelkader Chibani, Dominique-François Eveno, Teresa Crea Avila, Ariane Sultan, Laurence Baillet-Blanco, Vincent Rigalleau, Gilberto Velho, Florence Tubach, Ronan Roussel, Jean-Claude Dupré, Dominique Malgrange, Michel Marre
BACKGROUND: Off-loading is essential for diabetic foot management, but remains understudied. The evaluation of Off-loading using a new removable oRTHOsis in DIABetic foot (ORTHODIAB) trial aims to evaluate the efficacy of a new removable device "Orthèse Diabète" in the healing of diabetic foot. METHODS/DESIGN: ORTHODIAB is a French multi-centre randomized, open label trial, with a blinded end points evaluation by an adjudication committee according to the Prospective Randomized Open Blinded End-point...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555883/the-influence-of-insoles-with-a-peroneal-pressure-point-on-the-electromyographic-activity-of-tibialis-anterior-and-peroneus-longus-during-gait
#12
Oliver Ludwig, Jens Kelm, Michael Fröhlich
BACKGROUND: Peroneus longus acts as a foot evertor and pronator, thus ensuring stability of the talocrural joint by curbing inversion movement of the rearfoot. Increased activation of the peroneus longus muscle in the stance phase could have a stabilising effect on the ankle joint. This study aimed to determine whether the activity of the peroneus longus muscle could be increased by the targeted use of a specially formed lateral pressure element in a customised orthopaedic insole. METHODS: This was a laboratory-based study that utilised a randomised crossover design...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547243/metatarsophalangeal-joint-stability-a-systematic-review-on-the-plantar-plate-of-the-lesser-toes
#13
REVIEW
Nico M G Maas, Margot van der Grinten, Wichor M Bramer, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink
BACKGROUND: Instability of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints of the lesser toes (digiti 2-5) is increasingly being treated by repair of the plantar plate (PP). This systematic review examines the anatomy of the plantar plate of the lesser toes, and the relation between the integrity of the plantar plates of the lesser toes and lesser MTP joint stability. METHODS: The databases of Embase.com, Medline (Ovid), Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane, Pubmed not medline, Cinahl (ebsco), ProQuest, Lilacs, Scielo and Google Scholar were searched in June 2015 from inception...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547242/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-foot-and-ankle-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-critical-appraisal
#14
Kym Hennessy, James Woodburn, Martijn Steultjens
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines are recommendations systematically developed to assist clinical decision-making and inform healthcare. In current rheumatoid arthritis (RA) guidelines, management of the foot and ankle is under-represented and the quality of recommendation is uncertain. This study aimed to identify and critically appraise clinical practice guidelines for foot and ankle management in RA. METHODS: Guidelines were identified electronically and through hand searching...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540416/quantitative-ultrasound-imaging-of-achilles-tendon-integrity-in-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-individuals-reliability-and-minimal-detectable-change
#15
Marie-Josée Nadeau, Amélie Desrochers, Martin Lamontagne, Christian Larivière, Dany H Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Quantifying the integrity of the Achilles tendon (AT) is a rehabilitation challenge. Adopting quantitative ultrasound measurements (QUS measurements) of the AT could fill this gap by 1) evaluating the test-retest reliability and accuracy of QUS measurements of the AT; 2) determining the best protocol for collecting QUS measurements in clinical practice. METHODS: A total of 23 ATs with symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy and 63 asymptomatic ATs were evaluated...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540415/footwear-characteristics-in-people-with-inflammatory-arthritis-in-singapore
#16
K Carter, M Lahiri, P P Cheung, A Santosa, K Rome
BACKGROUND: Foot problems are common in people with inflammatory arthritis. Despite suitable footwear having the potential to alleviate pain, improve mobility and maintain independence, previous studies have found many people with inflammatory arthritis wearing poorly fitting and inappropriate footwear. Footwear styles and characteristics have not been reported in a Singapore inflammatory arthritis population. The objective of this study was to identify current footwear styles and characteristics of footwear worn by people with inflammatory arthritis in Singapore...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493688/erratum-to-cost-effectiveness-of-clostridial-collagenase-ointment-on-wound-closure-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-economic-analysis-of-results-from-a-multicenter-randomized-open-label-trial
#17
Travis A Motley, Adrienne M Gilligan, Darrell L Lange, Curtis R Waycaster, Jaime E Dickerson
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13047-015-0065-x.].
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486482/a-pilot-investigation-of-the-prevalence-of-us-detectable-forefoot-joint-pathology-and-reported-foot-related-disability-in-participants-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Sandeep Mukherjee, Lindsey Cherry, Jalaa Zarroug, David Culliford, Catherine Bowen, Nigel Arden, Christopher Edwards
BACKGROUND: The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of US-detectable forefoot bursae, metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint synovial hypertrophy (SH), Power Doppler (PD) signal or erosion in participants with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A secondary aim was to determine the strength of potential association between patient reported foot-related disability and US-detected forefoot bursae, MTP joint SH, PD signal or erosion in participants with SLE...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478506/improving-rural-and-remote-practitioners-knowledge-of-the-diabetic-foot-findings-from-an-educational-intervention
#19
Deborah E Schoen, Kaniz Gausia, David G Glance, Sandra C Thompson
BACKGROUND: 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 practice. Assessment of diabetic foot knowledge, availability of equipment and delivery of foot care education in a primary healthcare setting at baseline enabled evaluation of the effectiveness of a diabetic foot education and training program for generalist healthcare professionals...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478505/effectiveness-of-percutaneous-flexor-tenotomies-for-the-management-and-prevention-of-recurrence-of-diabetic-toe-ulcers-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Jennifer E Scott, Gordon J Hendry, John Locke
BACKGROUND: Diabetic toe ulcers are a potentially devastating complication of diabetes. In recent years, the percutaneous flexor tenotomy procedure for the correction of flexible claw and hammer-toe contraction deformities has been proposed as a safe and effective technique for facilitating the healing of toe-deformity related diabetic ulcers. The aim of this review is to critically appraise the evidence for the effectiveness of this surgical procedure in achieving ulcer healing, prevention of re-ulceration, and to summarise the rate of post-operative complications...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
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