Three-dimensional hindfoot motion in adolescents with surgically treated unilateral clubfoot

Christopher Roche, Brian Mattingly, Vishwas Talwalkar, Chester Tylkowski, David B. Stevens, Peter A. Hardy, David Pienkowski

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Advances in imaging and computerized analyses have enabled three-dimensional bone motion in the treated clubfoot to be measured precisely. Three-dimensional translations and rotations of the talus, calcaneus, navicular, and cuboid of surgically treated club-feet were less in magnitude and sometimes different in direction (or without motion in a specific plane) compared with the contralateral normal feet. Surgical techniques used for clubfoot treatment do not restore normal hindfoot bone motion when examined with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging, computer reconstruction, and image analysis techniques. These data advance the knowledge of hindfoot bone motion and establish a new and quantitative objective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-634
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Calcaneus
  • Clubfoot
  • Cuboid
  • Motion analysis
  • Navicular
  • Talus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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