Medial and lateral foot loading and its effect on knee joint loading

Medial and lateral foot loading and its effect on knee joint loading Verena Schwachmeyer, Ines Kutzner, Jan Bornschein, Alwina Bender, Jörn Dymke, Georg Bergmann Clinical Biomechanics; in press Quote: Highlights •Fmed is the combined effect of the total force magnitude and the force distribution •Lateral foot loading increased Fmed due to an increase of total force •Medial foot loading reduced Fmed due to a force shift to the lateral compartment •Subjects achieved altered foot loading with partially diverse kinematic adaptations Quote: Background The medial knee contact force may be lowered by modified foot loading to prevent the progression of unilateral gonarthrosis but the real effects of such gait modifications are unknown. This study investigates how walking with a more medial or lateral rollover of the foot influences the in vivo measured knee contact forces. Methods Five subjects with telemeterized knee implants walked on a treadmill with pronounced lateral or medial foot loading

Medial and lateral foot loading and its effect on knee joint loading Verena Schwachmeyer, Ines Kutzner, Jan Bornschein, Alwina Bender, Jörn Dymke, Georg Bergmann Clinical Biomechanics; in press Quote: Highlights •Fmed is the combined effect of the total force magnitude and the force distribution •Lateral foot loading increased Fmed due to an increase of total force •Medial foot loading reduced Fmed due to a force shift to the lateral compartment •Subjects achieved altered foot loading with partially diverse kinematic adaptations Quote: Background The medial knee contact force may be lowered by modified foot loading to prevent the progression of unilateral gonarthrosis but the real effects of such gait modifications are unknown. This study investigates how walking with a more medial or lateral rollover of the foot influences the in vivo measured knee contact forces. Methods Five subjects with telemeterized knee implants walked on a treadmill with pronounced lateral or medial foot loading

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Medial and lateral foot loading and its effect on knee joint loading