Gait Posture 2022 May 27;96:195-202. Epub 2022 May 27.
Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD 4222, Australia; Queensland Children's Motion Analysis Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia; Research Development Unit, Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals, Metro North Health, Caboolture, QLD 4510, Australia.
Background: The tibialis anterior tendon transfer (TATT) is the suggested surgical intervention in the Ponseti method for treatment of dynamic recurrent congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) presenting as hindfoot varus and forefoot supination during the swing phase of gait. The indication for surgery, however, is typically based on visual assessment, which does not sufficiently examine the variability of foot motion in this cohort.
Research Question: The aim of this research was to determine whether subgroups, based on foot model kinematics, existed within a clubfoot cohort being considered for TATT surgery. Read More