The Evaluation of Rehabilitation of Flatfoot diagnosis in Childhood using 3D Profilometric Scanning Method

Vol.9,No.1(2015)

Abstract

Flatfoot diagnosis in childhood belongs to the most frequent diagnosis in the orthopaedic and physiotherapist clinics. The aim of this research is to evaluate the influence of rehabilitation on flatfoot diagnosis in childhood using a new 3D profilometry scanning method. The research group consisted of 8 participants with flat foot diagnosis (3 girls and 5 boys), aged 6.6 ± 1.5 years. Each leg was scanned in sitting position and standing on one leg. The parameters measured were: the arch height without loading and in loading and longitudinal arch angle. This measurement was performed before and after rehabilitation intervention. Statistical analysis of data showed statistically significant changes after the intervention (p < .05). This is the first study, which describes the possibility of using 3D scanning method for diagnosis and for evaluation of therapy effect in flatfoot diagnosis in childhood.


Keywords:
foot arch, 3D scanning method, flatfoot, children
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