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The natural history and pathophysiology of flexible flatfoot.
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PMID:  19963167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The frequent occurrence of flexible flatfoot raises the question of its pathologic status. There may be cultural overtones resulting in the consideration that flat feet are always pathologic. Parents may believe that their own flat feet were successfully treated when they were children and wish the same for their offspring. Few studies attempt to answer the question of the natural history of this condition. This article reviews the available literature dealing with the natural history, comorbidities, recommendations for treatment, expansion of biomechanical theory, and classification of flatfoot. Issues associated with imaging of flatfoot and the design of studies to validate the effects of treatment are also reviewed.
Edwin J Harris
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1558-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
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Created Date:  2009-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604974     Medline TA:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Section of Podiatry, Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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