An investigation of the dynamic relationship between navicular drop and first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsal excursion.

@article{Griffin2013AnIO,
  title={An investigation of the dynamic relationship between navicular drop and first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsal excursion.},
  author={Nicole L Griffin and Charlotte E. Miller and Daniel Schmitt and Kristiaan D'Ao{\^u}t},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2013},
  volume={222 6},
  pages={598-607}
}
The modern human foot is a complex biomechanical structure that must act both as a shock absorber and as a propulsive strut during the stance phase of gait. Understanding the ways in which foot segments interact can illuminate the mechanics of foot function in healthy and pathological humans. It has been proposed that increased values of medial longitudinal arch deformation can limit metatarsophalangeal joint excursion via tension in the plantar aponeurosis. However, this model has not been… CONTINUE READING