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Researchers in Biomechanics Post Sx

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by tarik amir, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. tarik amir

    tarik amir Active Member

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    Hello all,

    Could anyone please give me names of prominent researchers in foot biomechanics, specifically related to post-surgical biomechanical analysis. For instance a specialist in reseaching biomechanical changes after 1st MTP joint surgery, or biomechanical analysis after various types of Sx for PTD.

    Someone you would regard worthy of being a keynote speaker at a Surgical/ Biomechanics Podiatry conference.

    Thank you in Advance.
  2. pod29

    pod29 Active Member

    Hi Tarik

    There was plenty of post surgical biomechanics research presented at last years International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress in Bologna, Italy. The abstracts and presentations are added to JFAR (www.jfootankleres.com) as a supplement issue. My advice would be to read through the relevant abstracts to narrow down your search.


  3. podoalf

    podoalf Active Member

    Hi tarik amir

    I´m doing a research about plantar pressures changes in mild HV surgery.

    Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 1, No. 4, 222-230 (2008)
    DOI: 10.1177/1938640008321395

    Percutaneous Distal Soft Tissue Release–Akin Procedure, Clinical and Podobarometric Assessment With the BioFoot In-Shoe System. A Preliminary Report.

    Alfonso Martínez-Nova
    Department of Nursing, Podiatry, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, and CLINICA ALEJO-LEAL (Cáceres), podoalf@unex.es

    Hallux valgus (HV) is a common, complex, and progressive deformity of the first ray, leading to biomechanical changes. The purpose of this study is to describe the midterm outcomes of the percutaneous distal soft tissue release–Akin procedure for mild hallux valgus on plantar pressures distribution, clinical outcome, and radiographic parameters. Twenty-six patients (30 feet) who had undergone this procedure were evaluated prospectively. The BioFoot in-shoe system was used for an objective functional evaluation of dynamic plantar pressures in the heel, midfoot, first through fifth metatarsal heads, hallux, and lesser toes. The clinical outcome measurements included preoperative and postoperative American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. The radiological parameters measured were hallux abductus angle (HAA) and first intermetatarsal angle in weight-bearing radiographs. The average follow-up was 12.1 months. There were improvements in the AOFAS rating scale score from 68.7 to 88.1, in HAA from 25.4° to 11.4°, and in the first intermetatarsal angle from 12.0° to 9.2°. The pedobarographic analysis showed a statistically significant decrease (P < .001) in the maximum peak pressure (from 1037 to 498 kPa) and mean pressure (from 487 to 159 kPa) under the hallux. The percutaneous distal soft tissue release–Akin procedure improved the patients' clinical status and reduced the plantar pressures beneath the hallux. This improvement could be attributable to the removal of the medial eminence, which avoids pain around the first metatarsophalangeal joint, and to the Akin procedure, which provides a more physiological postoperative position of the hallux.

    Key Words: hallux valgus • plantar pressure • percutaneous surgery • distal soft tissue release • Akin • BioFoot • in-shoe system

    If you need, and you send your e-mail can I send you the full article in pdf.

    king regards
  4. tarik amir

    tarik amir Active Member

    Hi Luke

    Thank you very much for the link. We would like to hold a biomechanics/ Surgery symposium in Sydney, so I am trying to source a keynote speaker.
  5. tarik amir

    tarik amir Active Member

    Hi Alfonso

    I would definitely like to read the full article.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009

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