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Are flexible flat feet associated with proximal joint problems in children?

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The role of flexible flat feet (FF) in the development of musculoskeletal symptoms at joints proximal to the ankle is unclear. We undertook an observational study to investigate the relationship between foot posture and the proximal joints in children. It was hypothesised that reduced arch height would be associated with proximal joint symptoms and altered gait kinematics and kinetics particularly in the transverse plane at the hip and knee. Ninety-five children between the ages of 8-15 were...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.02.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Gait and Posture Journal website
Volume:
45
Pages:
204-210
Publication date:
2016-02-11
Acceptance date:
2016-02-07
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ISSN:
1879-2219
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619960
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uuid:1d363391-df26-4d58-9f05-8d5b7fa6d845
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pubs:619960
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2016-05-09

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