A Population Study of Foot Size of Children as an Important Parameter for Foot Health: A Randomized Cross-Sectional Analysis
Petra Baresova, Tomas Urbanek, Petr Kratky, Zuzana Bahulova, Martina Cernekova, Jitka Badurova, Fahanwi Asabuwa Ngwabebhoh and Tomas Saha
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 09, 2021
Foot healthcare studies reports a high fraction of population possesses footwear related ill-fitting. These feet related ill-fits may vary with difference in nationality and ethnic groups. The aim of this study was to examine and establish the current feet size and shape of a population of children in the Zlin region of the Czech Republic. A total of four hundred and sixty-nine children within the age range of 6-15 years participated in the investigation. Using a 3D scanning device based on foot...
The Forgotten Brick: Case Report of a Lisfranc Injury with “Pericuneiform” Dislocation
Helen Bumann and Martin Wonerow
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 11, 2021
The Lisfranc joint complex forms the transverse arch of the foot. The Lisfranc joint complex is fundamental for both stability and flexibility of the foot, whereas the intermediate cuneiform anchors as its keystone. Due to the complexity of the joint, Lisfranc injuries show many different patterns. Up to now, there is limited evidence regarding treatment recommendations. Furthermore, as shown in our case, some injury patterns do not fit into existing classification. A 42-year-old patient present...
Mechanisms and Outcomes after Crush Injuries of the Foot
Kate Nicholls, Henry Goodier, Philippa Bennett, Heath Taylor and Nicholas Savva
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 10, 2021
Crush injuries of the foot are poorly defined in the literature. Previous studies focus on the mechanism of injury or the environment in which they occur. Crush injuries can be associated with long-term sequelae including chronic pain and it has been suggested that seemingly less severe soft tissue injuries can carry significant morbidity equivalent to or worse than bony injuries. The aim of this multicentre study was to provide a contemporary overview of patients presenting with crush injuries ...
Contact Mechanics Modeling of the Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament on the Plantar Surface of the Foot
Vitale Kyle Castellano, Robert L Jackson, and Michael E Zabala
Article Type: Prospective, Descriptive Study | First Published: May 27, 2021
Neuropathy is a disease which results in the loss of sensation in the extremities. One method for assessing the degree of neuropathy is with a monofilament evaluator which buckles at a prescribed force depending on the filament diameter. However, as this assessment is conducted by the clinician’s hand, the true force delivered is unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to model the effects of both insertion depth and monofilament diameter on the contact force and normal stress produc...
Postoperative Management of K-Wires in Percutaneous Foot Surgery
Arzac Ulla Ignacio
Article Type: Prospective, Descriptive Study | First Published: May 10, 2021
When a Kirschner wire (K-wire) is used percutaneously, the protruding end often causes discomfort and is associated with an increased risk of complications, such as pin loosening, infection, injury, etc. This study was undertaken to determine the ideal postoperative management when using these implants. We describe a surgical alternative for K-wire management in foot surgery. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted. A total of 39 patients (70 procedures) were enrolled in the study and und...