Journal article

Foot kinematics in people with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis

Pazit Levinger, Hylton B Menz, Adam D Morrow, Julian A Feller, John R Bartlett, Neil R Bergman

RHEUMATOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Foot orthoses are commonly used in the management of knee OA, although the relationship between foot function and knee OA is still unclear. The purpose of the study was to examine foot function during walking in people with and without medial compartment knee OA. METHODS: Motion of the tibia, rearfoot and forefoot in 32 patients with medial compartment knee OA and 28 age-matched control subjects was investigated. Multivariate analysis was used to compare the groups. RESULTS: The knee OA group contacted the ground with a more everted rearfoot, demonstrated greater peak rearfoot eversion and exhibited reduced rearfoot frontal plane range of motion and reduced rearfoot peak inversio..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

H.B.M. is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow (Clinical Career Development Award, ID: 433 049). P. L. is currently funded through the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks programme.This study was funded by the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation of Australia.