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Pronation in runners: Implications for injury

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by LER, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. LER

    LER Active Member

  2. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    There some things in this article I disagree with slightly. I won't go into it now, as I am in the process of completing an article on a very similar topic myself. Will post a link when done. Interestingly many of the references used in this article are those I have used in mine. Yet I venture that the two will read rather differently...
  3. You know, I don't get the articles in Lower Extremity Review. Who are they supposed to be aimed at: researchers, clinicians or the lay public?

    This latest one is a bit of a stinker, with holes you could drive your mothers ass through.

    "Lower Extremity Review or LER Magazine fills the lower extremity injury information gap for lower extremity practitioners in the fields of lower limb orthotics, lower limb prosthetics, lower limb O&P, podiatry, pedorthic, lower extremity physical therapy, foot and ankle, pediatric, sports medicine, orthopedic and athletic trainer markets interested in prefabricated and custom ankle and knee bracing, ACL, off-the-shelf and custom ligament knee bracing, osteoarthritis knee bracing, insoles, full contact diabetic foot inserts, orthotic materials, multi-density inserts, dual density insoles, custom foot orthotics, night splints, standard and hinged AFOs, diabetic footwear, diabetic socks, pressure measurement, sports medicine, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, drop foot, PTTD, flat foot, rehabilitation and biomechanics. LER Magazine bridges the gap between lower extremity foot orthotics, custom and prefabricated ankle and knee bracing, diabetic custom foot orthotics and diabetic foot wear, shoe manufacturers and lower extremity central fabricators with lower extremity practitioners by providing:

    Practical analysis of the lower extremity custom and prefabricated ankle and knee bracing and foot orthotic medical literature
    Evidence based lower extremity foot orthotic, diabetic footwear and foot, ankle and knee bracing device utilization
    Cutting-edge clinical diabetes and lower extremity diabetic foot care and diabetic footwear and diabetic sock information
    Plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, patellofemoral, ITB, Illiotiial Band Syndrome, Diabetes, Achilles tendonitis, OA (osteoarthritis)
    Diabetic footwear usage and offloading techniques for diabetic transmetatarsal amputation and diabetic wound care
    Pediatric lower limb foot, ankle and knee deformities and lower extremity treatment modalities for Cerebral Palsy, Club Foot, and flat foot"

    Really? Are these articles peer reviewed?
  4. One of the problems is, as was noted at the Delcam conference, evidence based medicine doesn't mean citing a reference. Rather, it calls for a critical engagement with the literature as a whole, not just referencing the papers which support your own point of view, without critique.
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    I was being uncharacteristically polite, but on reflection and having read it again, perhaps my thoughts are slightly more aligned with yours... I'll sent you a draft of mine once its done - hopefully my Mum's ass won't need transportation for it.
  6. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    When I read things like that, I wonder whether it is because we are so into the minutiae of the biomechanical processes going on that we are losing sight of the bigger picture.

    Then, I read it again and think that it is wrong on so many levels that it is difficult to know where to start criticising it. IMO it is just an article full of compounded assumptions and anatomical inaccuracies

    Paul Calf would know how to describe it

    I would appreciate a copy of your article IG...or is it going on your blog?
  7. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Bag O' .......??

    Yep it will be on the blog eventually
  8. R.S.Steinberg

    R.S.Steinberg Member


    LER is not really a medical journal. The articles do not appear peer reviewed. At best, they may get you to think about the subject. That people read these types of publications and disagree with something shows they are thinking.

    As for posting here, especially to someone who I do not know what their knowledge base is, makes me wonder. With more identifying info, it would be easier to shape replies. To some, the articles in LER are very helpful. To others who are well trained in all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery, most are not helpful and are just someones opinion. And, that is my opinion.

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