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Antique articles on foot orthoses

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Simon Spooner, Oct 6, 2010.

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    Searching the archives today I found some interesting articles from a time gone by and thought it might make an interesting thread. This paper, from 1909 talks about using foot orthoses (plates) in the treatment of headaches, post-pregnancy uterine disorders, venous ulcers and all.... nothing new under the sun (hey Brian?): See the discussion section toward the end:

    Here's Royal Whitman's papers:

    Post 'em up here as you find 'em.
  2. Hicks - the mechanics of the foot - 1953

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  3. Given our recent discussions on the midtarsal joint, I was drawn back to Hick's paper a week or so ago. I found the statement: "Sufficient evidence has been presented to show that Wiles's (1934, 1949) contention that there is no true joint at the mid-tarsal region is incorrect" very interesting. I'd looked to get a copy of Wiles 1934 paper from the Lancet site, but I'm too tight to pay for it, many journals would provide papers of this antiquity for free. I'm just interested in why Wiles believed there were no true joints at the midfoot?
  4. Also got Hicks_ The mechanics of the foot IV. The actions of muscles on the foot in standing 1956 , which I may have got from Kevin but the files too big to load up, can I get a bigger allowance Craig.

    and not antique antique but oldish
  5. IG´s usally pretty good at getting access - any luck big feller ?

    Found these 2 when looking up WILES, P. (1934). Flat-feet. Lancet, 127, 1089-1094.
  6. Also another classic which was brought up in the midtarsal discussions

    1941 Manter

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  7. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Nope. My Lancet subscription only gives me from about 1995 to present day. Sorry chaps.

    Here's my only contribution as far as old articles go:

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  8. pod29

    pod29 Active Member

    Not quite as antique as some, but well ahead of their time!
  9. efuller

    efuller MVP

    An ancient text that taught me something was a 1950's translation of Duchenne's 1860's book on electical stimulation of muscle that was in the CCPM library. (Sorry no pdf) The guy drew pictures of the foot after electrically stimulating muscles of the lower leg. It helped shape my understanding of muscles. He also perfectly described sinus tarsi syndrome as the contact between the talus and the calcaneus. I read this after reading the flawed logic in the Tailiard paper which is the more "modern" understanding of sinus tarsi syndrome. It was a real gem.

  10. Bill Bird

    Bill Bird Active Member

    This is great Simon. I'm currently putting together a paper on the development of shape in the shoe last as it developed over the last couple of hundred years. There are three basic factors, 1: fashion 2: ease of manufacture and 3: development of accurate understanding in foot and ankle anatomy. At a certain point, podiatry took over the real thinking in the third area and shoe lasts have remained more or less static ever since. I thought you might enjoy this page written by Peter Camper in 1780. He as Professor of Merdicine, Surgery and Anatomy at Amsterdam and Gronigen in the Netherlands. The book of which I have copied a whole translation was hugely influential in changes in attitude to footwear in the early nineteenth century.

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