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Windlass Mechanism reference

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Ian North, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Ian North

    Ian North Member


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    Looking for the earliest reference to the 'windlass mechanism' in the literature. Most authors credit JH Hicks as being the first to describe it.

    The mechanics of the foot. II. The plantar aponeurosis and the arch.
    J Anat. 1954 Jan;88(1):25-30.

    Do others know of any earlier reference to the windlass mechanism prior to this?

    Regards,
    Ian
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    I have seen nothing earlier and we published several papers on it.

    CP
     
  3. Ian North

    Ian North Member

    Thanks Craig. Just checking. :)
     
  4. That is why they call it the "Windlass Effect of Hicks". John Hicks was the first to describe it, as far as my knowledge of the worldwide foot biomechanics literature goes.
     
  5. Ian North

    Ian North Member

    Thanks Kevin, we are doing some work on the windlass effect and want to be correct in our recognition of "Hicks's windlass effect" .
     
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  7. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    I love the one of the rehabilitated Windlass - what has it been up to?
     
  8. Angel87

    Angel87 Welcome New Poster

    I know its silly question .but can someone please explain to me this question
    Fully describe the hicks windlass considering the relevant anatomy and joint motions and placing it in the context of the normal gait ?
    I know this question would be coming up in exam ....
     
  9. Nope, you describe it and maybe people will help you if you made a mistake.
     
  10. Angel:

    How much time have you spent in looking for the answer to this obvious examination question?

    My guess???....not near enough..... :mad::bang:
     
  11. efuller

    efuller MVP

    I can't explain it here on the arena better than I did here...

    Fuller, E.A. The Windlass Mechanism Of The Foot: A Mechanical Model To Explain Pathology J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2000 Jan; 90(1) p 35-46

    The pictures really help.


    It's the same in gait as in stance, but the external forces are different.

    Eric
     
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