Defining standards for modelling the biomechanics of the foot and ankle : a systematic review

Bishop, Chris, Paul, Gunther, & Thewlis, Dominic (2011) Defining standards for modelling the biomechanics of the foot and ankle : a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4(Suppl1).

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The complex interaction of the bones of the foot has been explored in detail in recent years, which has led to the acknowledgement in the biomechanics community that the foot can no longer be considered as a single rigid segment. With the advance of motion analysis technology it has become possible to quantify the biomechanics of simplified units or segments that make up the foot. Advances in technology coupled with reducing hardware prices has resulted in the uptake of more advanced tools available for clinical gait analysis. The increased use of these techniques in clinical practice requires defined standards for modelling and reporting of foot and ankle kinematics. This systematic review aims to provide a critical appraisal of commonly used foot and ankle marker sets designed to assess kinematics and thus provide a theoretical background for the development of modelling standards.

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ID Code: 49007
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the Australasian Podiatry Council Conference 2011
Keywords: Foot and Ankle Biomechanics, Modelling Standards
DOI: 10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-O9
ISSN: 1757-1146
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Bishop et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons
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Deposited On: 06 Mar 2012 23:45
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2012 02:48

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