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Variability and chronic achilles tendon injury

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Jun 28, 2008.

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    Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic achilles tendon injury.
    Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Coffey N, Hayes K.
    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Jul;40(7):1323-35.
  2. Bruce Williams

    Bruce Williams Well-Known Member

    thanks for posting this Abstract. I read this just last week and felt it was a great article on interpreting F/T curves and 3D analysis.

    I do not understand the math they used for their functional data analysis (FDA), but it seemed to me that they found a way to use math to show ovearall links in kinematic changes in gait despite common individual analyses that did not seem to show any commonality.

    Definitely worth a read. I do wonder about their findings that there is increase Ankle DFion ROM (ADF) in these patients w/ Achilles problems. I do not see that at all. I personally think it is a flaw in the 3D analysis technique of the AJ that does not account for increased ROM of the MTJ w/ FF abduction that may appear as increased DFion of the Ankle Joint. Other than that, another step forward!

  3. Adrian Misseri

    Adrian Misseri Active Member

    Just a wild abstract thought......

    Achillies tendonopathy and related soft tisue injuries preoccupy the nerves in the area, and in a similal way to pain gait theory, reduce the amount of proprioceptive feedback form the ankle joint, allowing more ankle dorsiflexion/range of motion?

  4. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member

    Just makes you wonder about the orthoses they made. I wonder where they obtained the pronation boosters:dizzy:?

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