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Insole-pressure distribution for normal children in different age groups. J Pediatr Orthop 2011 Sep;31(6):705-9

Date

08/16/2011

Pubmed ID

21841449

DOI

10.1097/BPO.0b013e31822108ee

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-80051970188   7 Citations

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In measuring plantar pressures during gait, earlier methods have used a platform system that does not take into account the interactions feet have with orthotics and shoe wearing. The purpose of the study was to provide normal insole plantar pressure parameter data during stance phase using the Pedar pressure insole system.

METHODS: Twenty-nine normal children, age 6 to 16 years, were recruited and walked along the 25 m walkway at self-selected speeds. Patients were divided into 2 separate groups for statistical analysis--juniors (< 12 y old) and teenagers (> 13 y old). The pressure map was divided into 8 regions (masks) determined by anatomic landmarks and a total of 7 pressure parameters were analyzed of each mask.

RESULTS: We did not detect significant differences in foot pressures between juniors and teenagers when regarding sex, or left and right feet for 7 parameters measured.

CONCLUSIONS: This normative data will provide a basis with which to more accurately assess pediatric pathologic foot deformities and to distinguish dynamic foot deformities from anatomic foot deformities. THE LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level II.

Author List

Liu XC, Lyon R, Thometz JG, Curtin B, Tarima S, Tassone C

Authors

Xue-Cheng Liu PhD Professor in the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Sergey S. Tarima PhD Associate Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
John G. Thometz MD Professor in the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Age Factors
Child
Female
Foot
Gait
Humans
Male
Pressure
Walking
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