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Use of the Oxford Foot Model in clinical practice

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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DOI: 10.1186/1757-1146-1-s1-o28
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Abstract ral Journal of Foot and Ankle Research ss BioMed Cent Open AcceOral presentation Use of the Oxford Foot Model in clinical practice Jennifer McCahill*, Julie Stebbins and Tim Theologis Address: Oxford Gait Laboratory, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK Email: Jennifer McCahill* - [email protected] * Corresponding author Introduction The Oxford Foot Model (OFM) [1] has been used rou- tinely in clinical practice to assess foot deformity during gait in our laboratory since 2004. Over this time, 163 patients with various pathologies have been assessed. The aim of this study was to determine the OFM's clinical rel- evance in defining dynamic foot deformity thereby assist- ing management decisions in two populations: idiopathic clubfoot and cerebral palsy/hemiplegia. Methods Idiopathic Clubfoot – 24 patients (7 female and 17 male, age range 6 to 24 years) have been seen – 12 bilateral, 7 right and 5 left clubfeet for a total of 36 feet. All patients were surgically treated to correct foot deformity at an early age with a posterior-medial release. Ankle range of motion and weight bearing foot posture were assessed in a standardised clinical examination (CE) and compared with foot model kinematics. Cerebral Palsy – Hemiplegia – 70 patients (34 male and 36 female, age range 6 to 38 years) have been assessed. Six of these subjects were measured bilaterally. Results Idiopathic Clubfoot – The findings from the OFM were used to identify the level of foot deformity in order to specify the type of surgery required, justify the type of cast- ing appropriate to correct foot deformity, clarify the source of foot rotation (ie tibial, hindfoot, forefoot), and from 1st Congress of the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) community Bologna, Italy. 4–6 September 2008 Published: 26 September 2008 Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2008, 1(Suppl 1):O28 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-1-S1-O28 <supplement> <title> <p>1st Congress of the

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