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Redefining biomechanics of the foot and ankle

Nester, CJ, Findlow, AH, Liu, A, Ward, E and Cocheba, J 2005, 'Redefining biomechanics of the foot and ankle' , Podiatry Today, 18 (10) , pp. 52-62.

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Abstract

When it comes to the load-bearing joints of the lower limb, the foot is the least understood. This stems from the fact that its size is a major barrier to quality scientific investigation but is also partly due to the the misconception that its function is simple. While we may believe we know a great deal about the biomechanics of the foot and ankle, in reality, it is relatively uncharted territory compared to the knee and hip. The foot is far from simple as it comprises hundreds of different ligaments and bony structures and scores of articulations. Its role in weightbearing ambulation is critical. In the next few decades, the foot and ankle will be a major topic investigated by biomechanics researchers and this will present some major challenges for these researchers as well as podiatrists.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Podiatry Today
Publisher: Staff Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1045-7860
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 12:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:24
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/20663

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