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Kinematics of the midtarsal joint during standing leg rotation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11847258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Building on previous work that was cadaver based or involved invasive techniques, this study quantifies the kinematics of an approximation of the midtarsal joint with a noninvasive method. Three-dimensional kinematic data describing the motion of the forefoot and heel during transverse plane rotation of the leg were collected from 25 subjects by means of reflective markers and four infrared cameras. The motion between these segments was assumed to be the best possible clinical approximation of the midtarsal joint. The kinematic characteristics of the midtarsal joint were described in terms of the range and direction of motion in each cardinal body plane, the ratio of the range of motion in each plane, and the orientation of the axis of rotation. The characteristics of the midtarsal joint changed during the range of motion; thus, multiple axes of rotation could be calculated and joint characteristics were varied among subjects. The results of this in vivo method were generally consistent with those of cadaver studies and invasive in vivo studies.
Christopher Nester; Peter Bowker; Peter Bowden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  92     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-15     Completed Date:  2002-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Fellow, School of Health Care Professions, Brian Blatchford Bldg, University of Salford, Salford M6 6PU, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Leg / physiology
Movement / physiology*
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tarsal Joints / physiology*

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