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Flatfoot in pediatrics

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Moon Seok Park, Soon-Sun Kwon, Seung Yeol Lee, Kyoung Min Lee, Tae Gyun Kim, Chin Youb Chung
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of idiopathic planovalgus decreases with age among children and adolescents. Previous studies have provided averages of radiographic indices for different age groups but not information about the rate of spontaneous correction and the affecting factors. The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of spontaneous improvement of radiographic indices of idiopathic planovalgus through the application of a linear mixed model. METHODS: We included patients with idiopathic planovalgus who were no older than the age of fifteen years, who had had two or more weight-bearing foot radiographs made, and who were followed for more than one year...
December 18, 2013: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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