1st Edition

Foot and Ankle Motion Analysis Clinical Treatment and Technology

By Gerald F. Harris, Peter A. Smith Copyright 2008
    700 Pages
    by CRC Press

    700 Pages 280 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Human motion analysis or gait analysis is used throughout the country and the world in clinics for pre-surgical planning and postsurgical follow-up. Only recently have technological advances truly begun to meet medical needs by supplying more accurate analytical data from which to make educated assessments of dynamic foot and ankle pathology. A comprehensive overview of current and emerging methods is necessary for practitioners to effectively integrate the new techniques into better pre-treatment planning, surgical and rehabilitative care, and post-treatment follow-up.

    Originating as a one-day workshop sponsored by the Shriner’s Hospitals and the National Institutes of Health, Foot and Ankle Motion Analysis: Clinical Treatment and Technology provides a single source reference for the latest technologies and their clinical applications. With contributions from an international panel of experts from orthopaedic, rehabilitation, engineering, academic, medical-industrial, and clinical disciplines, this text focuses on the relevant scientific advances with an emphasis on applications, limitations, and problems to be solved. Divided into two parts, the text begins by presenting basic and advanced clinical applications and opportunities in foot and ankle motion analysis in both pediatric and adult cases. The second part introduces the technological advances themselves from a quantitative perspective. Modeling concepts, seminal developments, and novel approaches are described along with emerging horizons related to mechanical paradigms, imaging, kinetics, robotics and simulation, tri-planar force sensing, and more. The book also includes a chapter of references and sources of support for future research and development prospects.

    Clinical and research applications in motion analysis have resulted in better functional assessment, fewer, more effective surgeries, and longer-term follow-up care. Foot and Ankle Motion Analysis: Clinical Treatment and Tech

    Clinical Applications of Foot and Ankle Motion Analysis in Children. Equinovarus Foot: EMG Analysis and Clinical Outcome. Natural History of Foot Deformity in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Chemodenervation and Motion Assessment. Evaluation of Long Term Clubfoot Outcomes Using Gait Study, Foot, and Ankle Motion Analysis. Gait Analysis after Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Gait Analysis in Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency. Development of an Advanced Biofidelic Lower Extremity (ABLE) Prosthesis. The Challenge of the Diabetic Foot. Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Gait Analysis of the Rheumatoid Forefoot. A Validated, Multi-Segment, 3D Kinematic Model of the Foot and Ankle. Pediatric Foot Mode. Measurement of Foot Kinematics and Plantar Pressure in Children Using the Oxford Foot Model. Reliability of a Clinically Practical Multi-Segment Foot Marker Set/Model. A Multi-Segment Food Model for Whole Body Clinical Gait Analysis. Kinetic Measures of the Foot: Overcoming Current Obstacles. Three-Dimensional Modeling of MRI Generated Normal and Surgically Treated Clubfeet. Exploring the Frontiers of In-Vivo Multi-Body Ankle Dynamics Using Fast-PC MRI. Dynamic Radiographic Measurement of 3D Skeletal Motion. 3D Geometric Architecture and Kinematics of Pes Planovalgue in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dynamic Poly-EMG in Gait Analysis for Assessment of Equinovarus Foot. Quasi-Stiffness of the Ankle During Walking at Different Speeds Implications for Design of Prostheses and Orthoses. The Role of the Foot and Ankle in the Relationship Between Lower Extremity Structure and Function. A Modeling Environment for Creating Multi-Segment Feet Using Both 6 Degree of Freedom Models and Constrained Models. Determination of Subject-Specific Ankle Joint Axes from Measured Foot Motion. The Accuracy and Utility of Virtual Markers for Foot and Ankle Models. Multi-Segment Food Biomechanics in Dynamic Hindfoot Varus. Can Robotic Technology Help to Understand Foot Mechanics.


    Harris, Gerald F.; Smith, Peter A.