Prevalence of flat foot in preschool-aged children.

  title={Prevalence of flat foot in preschool-aged children.},
  author={Martin Pfeiffer and Rainer Kotz and Thomas Ledl and Gertrude Hauser and Maria Celeste Sluga},
  volume={118 2},
OBJECTIVES Our aim with this study was to establish the prevalence of flat foot in a population of 3- to 6-year-old children to evaluate cofactors such as age, weight, and gender and to estimate the number of unnecessary treatments performed. METHODS A total of 835 children (411 girls and 424 boys) were included in this study. The clinical diagnosis of flat foot was based on a valgus position of the heel and a poor formation of the arch. Feet of the children were scanned (while they were in a… CONTINUE READING
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