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Pedobarographic findings in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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PMID:  16505639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate pedobarographic findings and balance in knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: A total of 48 patients with knee osteoarthritis and 30 controls were included in this study. Pedobarographic measures were obtained from all patients and controls. Pain intensity of patients was measured using the Visual Analog Scale. The percentage of pressure on forefoot and hindfoot was measured using static pedobarography, and the peak pressures at forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot were measured using dynamic pedobarography. The center-of-pressure sway length and width were measured for evaluation of balance. RESULTS: The percentage of right hindfoot pressure (P < 0.05) and peak pressure of the right forefoot during walking were lower in the osteoarthritic group than in the controls (P < 0.05). The sway width in the patient group was higher than in the control group (P < 0.05). The Visual Analog Scale score at rest was negatively correlated with peak pressures of both right and left hindfeet in the osteoarthritic group (P < 0.05). The grade of osteoarthritis was positively correlated with sway length and sway width (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Pedobarography may become a useful technique to determine foot pressures that change because of disturbed weightbearing and balance problems in knee osteoarthritis.
Evren Kul-Panza; Nadire Berker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0894-9115     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-28     Completed Date:  2006-03-23     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Foot / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis, Knee / physiopathology*
Pain Measurement
Postural Balance / physiology*
Posture / physiology
Walking / physiology
Weight-Bearing / physiology

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