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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2018 September;69(3 Suppl 1):80-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-3410.18.03860-2

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Rapid diagnostic method for the detection of longitudinal flat feet in mass health examination of beginner athletes

Vitaly EPISHEV, Kristina FEDOROVA, Anna NENASHEVA , Albert AMINOV, Elena SUMAK

Institute of Sport, Tourism, and Service, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia


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The design of FizioStep Examination System, rapid diagnostic method for the detection of flat feet, is described. Detection is performed with the help of a specially-developed “diagnostic” insole and an adjustment unit that allows the assessment of the loaded and relaxed longitudinal foot arch height. Arch height is measured by the means of specific software that uses a web camera to take a photograph of the arch for further assessment and comparison of loaded and relaxed arch parameters. The system was tested on 8-9-year-old football players (N.=25). The findings showed that three subjects had bilateral pes planus, and nine had unilateral pes planus (one case of the left foot deformity, and 8 cases of the right foot deformity, which apparently was sport-specific).


KEY WORDS: Flatfoot - Diagnosis - Mass screening - Athletes - Football

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