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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2006;30(4):392-397.
The Effect of Foot Orthosis on Spinal Curvature by Correction of Foot Pronation and Limb Length Discrepancy.
Kim, Dong Hyuk , Ryu, Soo Jin , Kim, Eun Jin , Cho, Yun Kyung , Lee, Sung Hoon , Kang, Eun Young
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Korea. north317@daum.net
족부 보조기를 통한 회내족 및 다리 길이의 교정이 척추 만곡에 미치는 효과
김동혁, 류수진, 김은진, 조윤경, 이성훈, 강은영
광주기독병원 재활의학과
To investigate the effect of foot orthosis on spinal curvature, by correction of foot pronation and limb length discrepancy
38 cases of foot-pronated children were investigated for changes in Cobb's angle before and after applying foot orthosis, and followed up after 6 months.
There were 25 males and 13 females, and the average age was 10.28⁑0.45 years. There were no significant correlation among Cobb's angle, limb length discrep-ancy, and difference of pronation. Cobb's angles were improved in 26 cases after applying foot orthosis, by mean 5.84⁑2.47 degree. 16 cases were followed up after 6 months, and Cobb's angle were maintained or improved in 11 cases. Mean correctability was 47.93⁑26.47%.
This study showed that foot orthosis could be one of the effective method to improve spinal curvature. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2006; 30: 392-397)
Key Words: Foot orthosis, Pronated foot deformity, Cobb's angle


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