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The measurement of pressures under the foot.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7152398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An apparatus is described which gives a rapid and detailed picture of the distribution of pressure under the foot, this being displayed either as a continuous grey scale or a color contour map on a television monitor. Automatic analysis systems are outlined which enable the quantitation of the distribution of pressures and loads under the foot during standing and walking, utilizing computer techniques. The use of the static system is illustrated by the results of analytic procedures carried out on normal feet and in the assessment of surgical correction of a series of equino-varus feet in children suffering from spina bifida. The clinical application of the dynamic system is illustrated by the measurement of pressure/time curves encountered under the heel, the five metatarsal heads, and the great toe of a control group of feet and the feet of patients who had undergone metatarsophalangeal fusions, Keller arthroplasties, and Swanson arthroplasties.
Authors:
T Duckworth; R P Betts; C I Franks; J Burke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0198-0211     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle     Publication Date:    1982 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-11     Completed Date:  1983-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010104     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Biomechanics
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Foot / physiology*
Foot Diseases / physiopathology*
Gait*
Hallux Valgus / physiopathology
Humans
Infant
Male
Metatarsophalangeal Joint / physiopathology*
Methods
Middle Aged
Movement
Pressure
Reference Values
Television
Toe Joint / physiopathology*

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