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Effect of orthotic therapy on claw toe loading: results of significance testing at pressure sensor units

Effect of orthotic therapy on claw toe loading: results of significance testing at pressure sensor units
Effect of orthotic therapy on claw toe loading: results of significance testing at pressure sensor units
This study demonstrates the effect of orthotic therapy for toe deformity on toe and metatarsal head pressures using a new analysis method facilitated by an in-shoe pressure-measurement system's ability to export detailed data. Plantar pressuretime integrals in 11 individuals (22 feet) with claw deformity of the lesser toes were measured with and without toe props. Differences in pressuretime integrals at every individual sensor unit were then calculated for the two conditions, and significance was tested using the paired t-test. Plantar surface charts with contours of equal significant pressuretime integral change showed significant reduction under 17 second toes (77%), 22 third toes (100%), 15 fourth toes (68%), 13 second metatarsal heads (59%), 16 third metatarsal heads (73%), and 16 fourth metatarsal heads (73%). All 22 feet showed increases under the prop in the area of the third toe sulcus. This innovative approach to plantar pressure analysis could improve access to data that show significant pressuretime integral changes and, therefore, could advance the clinical application of plantar pressure measurement.
therapy
8750-7315
246 - 254
Claisse, Penny J.
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Binning, Jodi
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Potter, Julia
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Claisse, Penny J.
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Binning, Jodi
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Claisse, Penny J., Binning, Jodi and Potter, Julia (2004) Effect of orthotic therapy on claw toe loading: results of significance testing at pressure sensor units. Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association, 94 (3), 246 - 254. (doi:10.7547/0940246).

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This study demonstrates the effect of orthotic therapy for toe deformity on toe and metatarsal head pressures using a new analysis method facilitated by an in-shoe pressure-measurement system's ability to export detailed data. Plantar pressuretime integrals in 11 individuals (22 feet) with claw deformity of the lesser toes were measured with and without toe props. Differences in pressuretime integrals at every individual sensor unit were then calculated for the two conditions, and significance was tested using the paired t-test. Plantar surface charts with contours of equal significant pressuretime integral change showed significant reduction under 17 second toes (77%), 22 third toes (100%), 15 fourth toes (68%), 13 second metatarsal heads (59%), 16 third metatarsal heads (73%), and 16 fourth metatarsal heads (73%). All 22 feet showed increases under the prop in the area of the third toe sulcus. This innovative approach to plantar pressure analysis could improve access to data that show significant pressuretime integral changes and, therefore, could advance the clinical application of plantar pressure measurement.

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Published date: 1 May 2004
Keywords: therapy

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Local EPrints ID: 17852
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/17852
ISSN: 8750-7315
PURE UUID: ae70565f-b551-4b47-baa3-040b5234f52f

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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2005
Last modified: 29 Apr 2019 16:30

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