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The effect of leg length discrepancy on foot loading patterns and contact times.
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PMID:  12793490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of a simulated leg length discrepancy on foot loading patterns and gait cycle times in normal individuals was investigated. Thirty feet of 15 normal volunteers were evaluated. Leg length discrepancy was simulated using flexible polyurethane soles. As leg length discrepancy increased, the total loading increased from 35.31 to 37.99 kg/cm2/sec, forefoot loading increased from 15.58 to 19 kg/cm2/sec, hindfoot loading remained the same. All subjects, except females with middle loading patterns, demonstrated increased hallux loading. The contact phase of gait decreased from 22% to 13%, the midstance phase remained the same, the propulsion phase increased from 44% to 50%. All findings were statistically significant. Leg length discrepancy has significant effects on the foot. Different adaptive loading patterns amongst subsets of individuals are seen.
G C O'Toole; N K Makwana; J Lunn; J Harty; M M Stephens
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-09     Completed Date:  2003-07-09     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433869     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Foot / physiology,  physiopathology*
Gait / physiology*
Leg Length Inequality / physiopathology*
Walking / physiology

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