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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(6):1041-1047.
The Changes of Plantar Pressure and Pathway of Center of Pressure in Foot during the Gait in Normal Preschool Children with Age.
Bae, Ha Suk , Park, Chang Il , Shin, Ji Cheol , Park, Ji Woong
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
2Research Institute of Rehabilitation, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
취학 전 정상 어린이의 보행 시 족저압 분포 및 족저압 중심의 이동경로 변화
배하석, 박창일, 신지철, 박지웅
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 재활의학연구소

To find out the changes of the plantar pressure distribution of foot and the pathway of center of pressure (COP) in normal preschool children with age.

Thirty-eight normal children aged 1 to 6 were participated in this study. We divided into three groups according to the age. Foot contact area, pressure of the foot and pathway of COP were measured using F-scan in-shoe measuring system (Tekscan Inc.) during the gait.

The ratio of midfoot contact width to forefoot contact width was decreased with age (p<0.05). And the relative pressure of the medial midfoot was decreased with age (p<0.05). In the analysis of COP, the ratio of anteroposterior length of COP to total contact length was significantly increased (p<0.05), and the ratio of mediolateral width of COP to forefoot contact width was tend to decrease.

We can identify the characteristics and changes of the foot pressure distribution and the pathway of COP in preschool children with normal foot using F-scan system. These quantitative data of foot scan are useful for evaluating the foot pathology in preschool children during the gait.

Key Words: F-scan, Foot pressure, Relative pressure, Center of pressure, Preschool children


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