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Association between foot type and tibial stress injuries: a systematic review.
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PMID:  17984194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review published articles investigating the association between structural foot characteristics and tibial stress injuries, and to suggest possible future avenues of research in this area. METHODS: Literature was identified, selected and appraised in accordance with the methods of a systematic review. Articles potentially relevant to the research question were identified by searching the following electronic databases: Amed, Cinahl, Index to UK theses, Medline, PubMed, Scopus, Sports discus and Web of science. Duplicates were removed and, based on the title and abstract, the full text of relevant studies were retrieved. Two reviewers independently assessed papers; this formed the basis for the inclusion of the most appropriate trials. RESULTS: From the 479 articles originally identified, nine were deemed appropriate for inclusion in the review. In general, specific data relating to this relationship was limited. Outcomes of the nine investigations were difficult to compare due to differing methods used across studies. Results have proved conflicting, with limited evidence found to implicate any specific foot type as a potential risk factor for tibial stress injuries. CONCLUSIONS: No definitive conclusions can be drawn relating foot structure or function to an increased risk of tibial stress injuries. Extremes of foot types are likely to pose an increased risk of tibial stress injuries compared to normal arched feet.
A Barnes; J Wheat; C Milner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-07     Completed Date:  2008-05-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Foot / anatomy & histology*,  physiopathology
Fractures, Stress / etiology*
Risk Factors
Tibial Fractures / etiology*

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