ANALYSIS OF VALGUS CHARACT,ERISTICS OF OSSEOUS STRUCTURE OF THE FEET WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

  • Yuhui Cai
  • Man Hou
  • Xiuyuan Zheng
  • Wuzhou Chen
Keywords: flatfoot, valgus-calcaneus, rear foot angle, valgus index

Abstract

Using the advanced MR images scan technique combined with three-dimensional reconstruction software, the study went deep into the research of feet's osseous tissue structure. After an investigation of 37 sUbjects' 10 indexes including valgus index and rear foot angle, the study showed distinct differences between normal foot and flatfoot. The correlation modulus of the X-ray images of flatfoot with valgus index is 0.75, and the correlation modulus with rear foot angle is 0.29. The phenomenon that most people with flatfeet had anklebone moving outside illuminated ,that flatfoot resulted from monstrosity of the navicular, cuneiform and metatarsus. However, rear foot angle only embodyed the relative position between calcaneus and shankbone. It couldn't explain the structure differences between flatfoot and normal foot.
Published
2008-03-14