518 results match your criteria Journal of Foot and Ankle Research [Journal]


Gender differences in attitudes and attributes of people using therapeutic shoes for diabetic foot complications.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 29;12:21. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

2University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, SE 70182 Örebro, Sweden.

Background: Therapeutic shoes can prevent diabetic foot reulcerations but their use is complicated by the fact that shoes have psychological and social meanings, which is believed to put a larger burden on women than men. The aim was to compare attitudes and attributes of women and men using therapeutic shoes for diabetic foot complications.

Methods: A questionnaire was posted to 1230 people with diabetes who had been fitted with therapeutic shoes. Read More

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March 2019
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Efficacy of heel lifts versus calf muscle eccentric exercise for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (the HEALTHY trial): study protocol for a randomised trial.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 21;12:20. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

1Discipline of Podiatry, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086 Australia.

Background: Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common musculoskeletal condition characterised by degeneration of the Achilles tendon, which causes pain and disability. Multiple non-surgical treatments have been advocated for this condition including calf muscle eccentric exercise and in-shoe heel lifts. Although adherence is challenging, there is evidence to suggest that calf muscle eccentric exercise is effective in decreasing pain and improving function in people with Achilles tendinopathy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429802PMC
March 2019
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The lived experience of people with diabetes using off-the-shelf prescription footwear in Singapore: a qualitative study using interpretative phenomenological analysis.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 21;12:19. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

3University of Brighton, School of Health Professions, 49 Darley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7UR UK.

Background: Diabetic foot ulceration (DFUs) is increasingly prevalent in Singapore. Appropriate management is important since DFU brings with it an associated risk for lower limb amputations, high morbidity rates and costs. Footwear prescription has been a part of clinical guidelines to manage DFUs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429698PMC
March 2019
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Management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions prior to public-sector orthopaedic referral in South Australia.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 20;12:18. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

4Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity, Sansom Institute for Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia.

Background: Foot and ankle pain is common in the Australian adult population. People with musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions are often referred for surgical opinion, yet how patients are managed prior to referral is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the characteristics and management of patients with musculoskeletal foot and ankle complaints prior to public-sector orthopaedic referral in South Australia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6425700PMC

Where do we stand? The availability and efficacy of diabetes related foot health programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 18;12:17. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

1Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, PO Box 127, Ourimbah, NSW 2258 Australia.

Background: Aboriginal and Torres Islander Australians experience considerably higher rates of diabetes and diabetes related foot complications and amputations than non-Indigenous Australians. Therefore there is a need to identify aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Islander focussed foot health programs that have had successful outcomes in reducing diabetes related foot complications. Wider knowledge and implementation of these programs may help reduce the high burden of diabetes related foot disease experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Islander Australians. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423788PMC

Function of ankle ligaments for subtalar and talocrural joint stability during an inversion movement - an in vitro study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 18;12:16. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

1Department of Sport and Sport Science, University of Freiburg, Schwarzwaldstraße 175, 79117 Freiburg, Germany.

Background: The lateral ankle ligament complex consisting of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL) is known to provide stability against ankle joint inversion. As injuries of the ankle joint have been reported at a wide range of plantarflexion/dorsiflexion angles, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the stabilizing function of these ligaments depending on the sagittal plane positioning of the ankle joint.

Methods: Eight fresh-frozen specimens were tested on a custom-built ankle deflection tester allowing the application of inversion torques in various plantarflexion/dorsiflexion positions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421682PMC
March 2019
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"Come and live with my feet and you'll understand" - a qualitative study exploring the experiences of retail footwear in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 14;12:15. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

1School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: Foot pain and deformity are common in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Previous research has identified that women with RA seek retail footwear to alleviate their foot problems. The specific footwear features that women with RA require, and what would help them to find shoes that meet these requirements, are unknown. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416983PMC
March 2019
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Evaluation of a simple tool to assess the results of Ponseti treatment for use by clubfoot therapists: a diagnostic accuracy study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 4;12:14. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

4Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7HE UK.

Background: We aimed to develop and evaluate a tool for clubfoot therapists in low resource settings to assess the results of Ponseti treatment of congenital talipes equinovarus, or clubfoot, in children of walking age.

Method: A literature review and a Delphi process based on the opinions of 35 Ponseti trainers in Africa were used to develop the Assessing Clubfoot Treatment (ACT) tool and score. We followed up children with clubfoot from a cohort treated between 2011 and 2013, in 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399889PMC

Description of the surgical technique for condylectomy with minimally invasive surgery to treat interdigital helomas on the lesser toes: a Delphi study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 14;12:13. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

1Behavioural and Health Sciences Department, Miguel Hernandez University, Ctra. Nnal. 332 s/n, 03550 San Juan de Alicante, Spain.

Background: Descriptions of the techniques for condylectomies via minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to treat interdigital helomas of the lesser toes are scarce in the literature. This study aimed to define and describe this surgical technique.

Methods: This observational study was performed using the Delphi method. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376773PMC
February 2019

The effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for common plantar digital compressive neuropathy (Morton's neuroma): a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 13;12:12. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

5Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, QLD 4111 Australia.

Background: Morton's neuroma (MN) is a compressive neuropathy of the common plantar digital nerve. It is a common compressive neuropathy often causing significant pain which limits footwear choices and weight bearing activities. This paper aims to review non-surgical interventions for MN, to evaluate the evidence base for the clinical management of MN. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375221PMC
February 2019

Feasibility of designing, manufacturing and delivering 3D printed ankle-foot orthoses: a systematic review.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 7;12:11. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

1The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

Background: Ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are prescribed to manage difficulty walking due to foot drop, bony foot deformities and poor balance. Traditional AFOs are handmade using thermoplastic vacuum forming which provides limited design options, is labour-intensive and associated with long wait times. 3D printing has the potential to transform AFO production and health service delivery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367826PMC
February 2019
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An analysis of the foot in turnout using a dance specific 3D multi-segment foot model.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 4;12:10. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

2Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Introduction: Recent three-dimensional (3D) kinematic research has revealed foot abduction is the strongest predictor of standing functional and forced turnout postures. However, it is still unknown how the internal foot joints enable a large degree of foot abduction in turnout. The primary purpose of this study was to use a dance specific multi-segment foot model to determine the lower leg and foot contributions to turnout that female university-level ballets use to accentuate their turnout. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360724PMC
February 2019
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A cadaveric and sonographic study of the morphology of the tibialis anterior tendon - a proposal for a new classification.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 1;12. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

1Department of Normal and Clinical Anatomy, Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

Background: The tibialis anterior tendon (TAT) presents little morphological variation. The tibialis anterior muscle originates at the lateral condyle of the tibia, the proximal one-third to two-thirds of the lateral surface of the tibia shaft, and the anterior surface of the interosseous membrane and inserts to the medial cuneiform bone and first metatarsal. The aim of our work is to classify types of TAT insertion by two complimentary methods - anatomical dissection and ultrasound examination. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359855PMC
February 2019
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Foot structure, pain and functional ability in people with gout in primary care: cross-sectional findings from the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 25;12. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

1Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, and Keele Clinical Trials Unit, David Weatherall Building, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG UK.

Background: Gout frequently affects the foot yet relatively little is known about the effects of gout on foot structure, pain and functional ability. This study aimed to describe the impact of gout in a UK primary care population.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was nested within an observational cohort study of adults aged ≥50 years with foot pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-019-0317-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347747PMC
January 2019
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Foot orthoses for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a survey of prescription habits among podiatrists.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 25;12. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

8York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK.

Background: Guidelines recommend foot orthoses for people with both early (< 2 years) and established rheumatoid arthritis (RA). While prefabricated foot orthoses are cheaper and can exhibit comparable effects to customised devices, the available evidence for their effectiveness is inconsistent. Little is known about what types of foot orthoses clinicians prescribe. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347791PMC
January 2019
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Validation of the Chinese Manchester foot pain and disability index (C-MFPDI) among patients with inflammatory arthritis.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 23;12. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

8Podiatry, Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: The Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI) is a patient-reported outcome tool used to measure foot pain and foot-related disability. The English version of the MFPDI has been successfully translated into other European languages, but there was no Chinese version to use in Chinese-speaking communities. The cross-sectional correlational study aimed to translate the MFPDI from English into simplified Chinese (C-MFPDI) and to test its psychometric properties among people with inflammatory arthritis in Singapore. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-019-0316-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343242PMC
January 2019
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Challenges of foot self-care in older people: a qualitative focus-group study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 18;12. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

1Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Background: Foot health is an important aspect of general health, and it can be maintained and promoted through foot self-care. However, little is known about older people's experiences of caring for their feet. The aim of this study was to gather knowledge about experiences of foot self-care from the perspective of healthy older people in order to improve their welfare and their management of foot health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-019-0315-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339366PMC
January 2019
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The podiatric surgery theatre environment in the UK; is it conducive to learning? A quantitative study using the surgical theatre educational environment measure (STEEM).

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 15;12. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

3School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, Robert Dodd, Darley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7UR UK.

Background: In 2015 the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) reported that annotation of the register for podiatric surgery would improve the way in which risks are currently managed. The academic institutions provide the teaching environment for the 'learnt' Diploma in principles of podiatric surgery however the podiatric surgery departments facilitate the production of the next generation of podiatric surgeons. This research aimed to identify the major elements that contribute to the educational environment, and find and utilise a valid assessment tool which could identify discrete areas to be targeted for improvement as well as being used for monitoring of the environment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6334405PMC
January 2019
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Experience of finding footwear and factors contributing to footwear choice in people with gout: a mixed methods study using a web-based survey.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 8;12. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

1Department of Podiatry, Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, 1142 New Zealand.

Background: Gout frequently affects the foot, particularly the first metatarsophalangeal joint. People with gout commonly wear ill-fitting footwear that lacks cushioning and support, which may further contribute to foot pain and disability. Footwear with good cushioning and motion control may be an effective non-pharmacological intervention. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325840PMC
January 2019
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A randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis of traditional and digital foot orthoses supply chains in a National Health Service setting: application to feet at risk of diabetic plantar ulceration.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 8;12. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

1School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

Background: Diabetic foot ulceration is a considerable cost to the NHS and foot orthotic provision is a core strategy for the management of the people with diabetes and a moderate to high risk of foot ulceration. The traditional process to produce a custom-made foot orthotic device is to use manual casting of foot shape and physical moulding of orthoses materials. Parts of this process can be undertaken using digital tools rather than manual processes with potential advantages. Read More

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January 2019
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Differences and mechanisms underpinning a change in the knee flexion moment while running in stability and neutral footwear among young females.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 8;12. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

1Centre for Health Exercise & Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Alan Gilbert Building (Level 7), 161 Barry St, Parkville, Melbourne, 3052 Australia.

Background: Higher peak external knee flexion moments (KFM) during running has been observed in healthy people wearing athletic footwear compared to barefoot, which may increase risk of knee pathologies such as patellofemoral pain. Currently, no studies have examined whether stability and neutral style athletic shoes influence the peak KFM differently, or explored the underlying biomechanical mechanisms by which footwear alters peak KFM in young females.

Methods: Lower limb biomechanics of sixty girls aged between 10 and 25 years old were collected while running in footwear (both stability and neutral) and barefoot. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323812PMC
January 2019
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Foot and ankle characteristics and dynamic knee valgus in individuals with patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 11;11:65. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

1School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072 Australia.

Study Design: Controlled laboratory study; cross-sectional design.

Background: Foot and ankle characteristics and dynamic knee valgus differ in people with and without patellofemoral (PF) pain. However, it is unknown if these characteristics are evident in people with PF osteoarthritis (OA), compared to pain-free older adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6290542PMC
February 2019
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A survey of foot orthoses prescription habits amongst podiatrists in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 26;11:64. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

8York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK.

Background: Foot orthoses are frequently used but little is known about which types are used in contemporary practice. This study aimed to explore the types of foot orthoses currently used by podiatrists and the prescription variations in a range of conditions.

Methods: A web-based, cross-sectional survey was distributed through professional bodies in the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and New Zealand. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258496PMC
February 2019
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How does a short period of exercise effect toe pressures and toe-brachial indices? A cross-sectional exploratory study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 26;11:63. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

1School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, NSW 2258 Australia.

Background: Whilst post exercise ankle-brachial indices (ABI) are commonly used to help identify peripheral arterial disease (PAD), the role of post exercise toe pressures (TP) or toe-brachial indices (TBI) is unclear The aim of this study was to determine, in a population without clinical signs of PAD, the effect that 30 s of weight-bearing heel raises has on TP and TBI values. Additionally, the ability of resting TP and TBI values to predict change in post-exercise values using the heel raise method was investigated.

Methods: Participants over the age of 18 with a resting TBI of ≥0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258309PMC
February 2019
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Validation of a weight bearing ankle equinus value in older adults with diabetes.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 21;11:62. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

1School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, PO Box 127, Ourimbah, NSW 2258 Australia.

Background: Accurate measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion is clinically important as a restriction has been linked to many foot and ankle pathologies, as well as increased ulcer risk and delayed ulcer healing in people with diabetes. Use of the reliable weight bearing (WB) Lunge test is limited as normal and restricted ranges for WB ankle joint dorsiflexion are not identified. Additionally the extent of WB dorsiflexion restriction that results in clinically adverse outcomes is unclear. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6249959PMC
February 2019
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Antibiotic prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery: a systematic review of the literature.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 15;11:61. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Podiatric Surgery, Ilkeston Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Heanor, DE7 8LN UK.

Background: With the advent of bacterial resistance, it is important now more than ever to evaluate use of antibiotic chemoprophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery. Within this area of the body there may be less dissection, surgery time with smaller incisions and importantly smaller sizes of implanted fixation as compared to other bone and joint procedures. Our objective was to systematically evaluate the quality of evidence behind existing guidelines. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6238341PMC
February 2019
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Reliability of a multi-segment foot model in a neutral cushioning shoe during treadmill walking.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 14;11:60. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

1SoleScience Inc., Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, 3M Building, Western University, London, ON N6A 3K7 Canada.

Background: Detailed kinematics of the foot has been frequently reported on in the literature, specifically using various multi-segment foot models. It is important to identify the reliability of a multi-segment foot model in a population of mixed genders and activity levels, while walking in commonly used footwear. The main objective of this study was to investigate the between-day reliability and within-session variability of the Oxford Foot Model (OFM) while walking in a neutral cushioning shoe. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6236956PMC
February 2019
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Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb symptoms in children with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a systematic review.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 7;11:59. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

1School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah, NSW 2258 Australia.

Background: Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome are two common heritable genetic disorders of connective tissue. Both conditions are characterised by excessive joint range of motion and the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms, and are associated with joint instability, motion incoordination, decreased joint position sense, and musculoskeletal pain. Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder is the new classification for what was previously known as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6222981PMC
February 2019
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Welcome to the new editorial team.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 19;11:58. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

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October 2018
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Distances from the deep plantar arch to the lesser metatarsals at risk during osteotomy: a fresh cadaveric study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 16;11:57. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

1Department of Orthopedics, Institute of Biomedical Science, Tokushima University Graduate School, 3-18-15 Kuramoto, Tokushima, 770-8503 Japan.

Background: The deep plantar arch is formed by anastomosis of the lateral and deep plantar arteries. Osteotomy of the lesser metatarsals is often used to treat metatarsalgia and forefoot deformity. Although it is known that some blood vessels supplying the lesser metatarsals are prone to damage during osteotomy, there is little information on the distances between the deep plantar arch and the three lesser metatarsals. Read More

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February 2019
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Prefabricated foot orthoses compared to a placebo intervention for the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 16;11:56. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Discipline of Podiatry, University of Newcastle, 10 Chittaway Road, Ourimbah, NSW 2258 Australia.

Background: Prefabricated foot orthoses are used to treat chronic nonspecific low back pain, however their effectiveness and potential mechanism of action is unclear. The primary aims of the study are to investigate the effectiveness of prefabricated foot orthotic devices for reducing pain and improving function in people with chronic nonspecific low back pain over 52 weeks.

Methods: This study is a participant and assessor blinded, parallel-group, superiority randomised (1:1) controlled trial. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6192308PMC
February 2019
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Effect of plano-valgus foot posture on midfoot kinematics during barefoot walking in an adolescent population.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 1;11:55. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

2Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Mangiagalli, 31, 20133 Milan, Italy.

Background: Plano-valgus is a common alteration of the paediatric foot, characterized by valgus hindfoot, foot pronation and drop of the medial longitudinal arch. Despite their importance in the diagnosis and classification of plano-valgus foot condition, little information is available on functional alterations of the major joints spanning the medial longitudinal arch - i.e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6167855PMC
February 2019
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Charcot neuroarthropathy patient education among podiatrists in Scotland: a modified Delphi approach.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 24;11:54. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

2Podiatry Department, School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK.

Background: This evaluation sought to determine current Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) diabetes patient education practices among Scottish National Health Service (NHS) and academic podiatrists and evaluate novel visual tools and develop expert consensus for future practice.

Methods: Questionnaires collected mixed qualitative and quantitative responses, analysed concurrently within a convergence coding matrix. Delphi methodology permitted member-checking and agreement of consensus over two rounds. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6154915PMC
January 2019
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Sex-related differences in coordination and variability among foot joints during running.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 17;11:53. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Institute for Human Movement and Medical Sciences, 1398 Shimami-cho, Kita-Ku, Niigata City, Niigata 950-3198 Japan.

Background: Women, as compared with men, have a higher proportion of injuries in the ankle/foot region. However, the reason for this sex-related difference in foot injuries remains unclear. Recently, joint coordination and variability of coordination have been suggested to be a critical index for defining both the state of injury and the potential risk of injury. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6142367PMC
January 2019
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Special theme article: science and sociology of footwear.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 14;11:52. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Directorate of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Podiatry, Univeristy of Salford, Salford, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137866PMC
September 2018
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Effect of high and low-supportive footwear on female tri-planar knee moments during single limb landing.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 10;11:51. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

1Centre for Health Exercise & Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, 161 Barry St, Melbourne, 3052 Australia.

Background: Higher landing-related external knee joint moments at later stages of female pubertal development likely contribute to a higher incidence of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Athletic footwear may provide a potential strategy to alter higher knee moments.

Methods: Thirty-one late/post-pubertal girls (Tanner stage IV-V, menarche and growth spurt attained) performed a single limb drop lateral jump in three footwear conditions (barefoot, low support shoes and high support shoes), in which peak knee abduction moment (KAbM), flexion moment (KFM) and internal rotation moments (KIRM) were measured. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131882PMC
January 2019
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Peroneal muscle activity during different types of walking.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 3;11:50. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport, Gortanova 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Background: As the most common form of movement, walking happens not only on flat but also on uneven surfaces, where constant loss and regaining of balance occur. The main balancing function of the ankle joint is performed by tibial muscles. When changing inclination in a frontal plane, an essential balancing function is performed by the peroneal muscles. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122778PMC
January 2019
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Self-reported social and activity restrictions accompany local impairments in posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: a systematic review.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 30;11:49. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a painful, progressive tendinopathy that reportedly predominates in middle-age, overweight women. There is no evidence based guidelines that clinicians can use to guide treatment planning, which leaves clinicians to make decisions on the basis of presenting clinical impairments and self-reported pain and disability. The purpose of this systematic review was to quantify clinical impairments, pain and disability in individuals with PTTD compared with controls. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117981PMC
January 2019
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Foot pain and foot health in an educated population of adults: results from the Glasgow Caledonian University Alumni Foot Health Survey.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 17;11:48. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA Scotland, UK.

Background: Foot pain is common amongst the general population and impacts negatively on physical function and quality of life. Associations between personal health characteristics, lifestyle/behaviour factors and foot pain have been studied; however, the role of wider determinants of health on foot pain have received relatively little attention. Objectives of this study are i) to describe foot pain and foot health characteristics in an educated population of adults; ii) to explore associations between moderate-to-severe foot pain and a variety of factors including gender, age, medical conditions/co-morbidity/multi-morbidity, key indicators of general health, foot pathologies, and social determinants of health; and iii) to evaluate associations between moderate-to-severe foot pain and foot function, foot health and health-related quality-of-life. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6098653PMC
January 2019
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The inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Maestro and Barroco metatarsal length measurement techniques.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 16;11:47. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

University of Western Australia, School of Surgery, Podiatric Medicine, Crawley, Western Australia 6009 Australia.

Background: The relationship between metatarsal length and various forefoot pathologies is a topic of contention in Orthopaedics. The results of such investigations have been shown to depend on the method of metatarsal length measurement used. The aim of this study was to assess the inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Maestro and Barroco metatarsal length measurement techniques. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097434PMC
January 2019
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Entry points of nutrient arteries at risk during osteotomy of the lesser metatarsals: a fresh cadaveric study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 8;11:46. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

1Department of Orthopedics, Institute of Biomedical Science, Tokushima University Graduate School, 3-18-15 Kuramoto, Tokushima, 770-8503 Japan.

Background: Osteotomies of the lesser (second to fourth) metatarsals are often used to correct forefoot deformities. However, certain areas of the lesser metatarsals where arteries may be prone to damage during surgery, and the resulting nonunion and delayed union could cause serious problems. This study sought to identify the nutrient arteries of the lesser metatarsals and to determine how osteotomy could injure these vessels. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6083557PMC
January 2019
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A randomised cross over study to evaluate the performance of a novel ankle dorsiflexion measurement device for novice users.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 31;11:45. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Clinical Academic Facility, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ UK.

Background: The ankle joint is a common site of musculoskeletal pathology. Measurement of its functional range of motion is a primary indicator for rehabilitation outcomes in therapy settings. The present study was designed to assess reliability and validity of a new standardised method using a D-Flex device to assess ankle range of motion. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6069889PMC
January 2019
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research: the first ten years.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 1;11:44. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

2Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (JFAR) was launched in July 2008 as the official research publication of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (UK) and the Australasian Podiatry Council, replacing both the British Journal of Podiatry and the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine. This editorial celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the journal. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6069877PMC
January 2019
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Incorrectly fitted footwear, foot pain and foot disorders: a systematic search and narrative review of the literature.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 28;11:43. Epub 2018 Jul 28.

1La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, VIC 3086 Australia.

Background: Correct footwear fitting is acknowledged as being vitally important, as incorrectly fitted footwear has been linked to foot pathology. The aim of this narrative review was to determine the prevalence of incorrectly fitted footwear and to examine the association between incorrectly fitted footwear, foot pain and foot disorders.

Methods: A database search of Ovid MEDLINE and CINAHL yielded 1,681 citations for title and abstract review. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6064070PMC
November 2018
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Being barefoot. Prevalence at home, in school and during sport: a cross-sectional survey of 714 New Zealand secondary school boys.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 18;11:42. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

2Human Potential Centre, School of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: It may be assumed that a combination of culture, climate and economic resource are the major reasons that non-industrialised countries have a higher prevalence of barefoot activity. New Zealand is an industrialised country with comparable resources to that of many European countries; however, it seems to remain socially acceptable to carry out barefoot activities. A chance observation of students competing barefoot on a tartan track, prompted us to determine the prevalence of barefoot activity in an all-boys secondary school in Auckland New Zealand. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052583PMC
November 2018
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Effectiveness of a multicenter training programme to teach point-of-care vascular ultrasound for the detection of peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 16;11:41. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

1Imperial Vascular Unit, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, St Mary's Hospital, QEQM building, Praed Street, London, W21NY UK.

Background: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training programme to teach a focused bedside ultrasound scan (PAD-scan; Podiatry Ankle Duplex Scan) for the detection of arterial disease in people with diabetes.

Methods: Five podiatrists and one diabetologist across two hospitals were enrolled in a structured training programme consisting of a training course (1-day), supervised scanning (5-weeks), independent scanning (3-weeks) and a final evaluation of performance (1-day).Time, technical skills and accuracy (level of agreement with vascular scientist PAD-scan assessment) were assessed for every supervised scan and again for the final evaluation of performance. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048877PMC
November 2018
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Implementing a podiatry prescribing mentoring program in a public health service: a cost-description study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 13;11:40. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

1Peninsula Health, Community Health, Hastings Rd, Frankston, VIC 3199 Australia.

Background: In the management of diabetes and high-risk patients, timely treatment with scheduled medicines is critical to prevent severe infections and reduce the risk of lower extremity amputation. However, in Australia, few podiatrists have attained endorsement to prescribe. The aims of this study were to identify the costs associated with developing and implementing a podiatry prescribing mentoring program; and to compare the cost of this program against potential healthcare savings produced. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043946PMC
November 2018
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Big issues for small feet: developmental, biomechanical and clinical narratives on children's footwear.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 6;11:39. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

2Centre for Health Research, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

The effects of footwear on the development of children's feet has been debated for many years and recent work from the developmental and biomechanical literature has challenged long-held views about footwear and the impact on foot development. This narrative review draws upon existing studies from developmental, biomechanical and clinical literature to explore the effects of footwear on the development of the foot. The emerging findings from this support the need for progress in [children's] footwear science and advance understanding of the interaction between the foot and shoe. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034280PMC
November 2018
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The PodPAD project: a podiatry-led integrated pathway for people with peripheral arterial disease in the UK - a pilot study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 4;11:26. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

3Sheffield Hallam University /Combined Community & Acute Care Group, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK.

Background: Peripheral arterial disease affects the lower limb and is associated with diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking and obesity. It increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. It can be symptomatic causing intermittent claudication, but often there are few clinical signs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987540PMC
November 2018
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Characteristics of footwear worn by people with systemic lupus erythematosus: a comparison with age- and sex-matched healthy controls: a pilot study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 5;11:38. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

1Department of Podiatry, Health & Rehabilitation Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, 1142 New Zealand.

Background: To determine characteristics of footwear worn by people with systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Methods: Twenty-two people with SLE and twenty matched healthy controls participated in a cross-sectional study. Objective assessments of footwear included: fit, style, structure, motion control, cushioning, and wear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-018-0280-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034330PMC
November 2018
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