Comprehensive biomechanical characterization of feet in USMA cadets: Comparison across race, gender, arch flexibility, and foot types.
Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)
Center for Innovation and Engineering, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Gait & Posture
Lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common, complex, and costly problems. Literature supports associations between static foot structure and dynamic foot function, as well as between overuse injury and demographic characteristics. Previous studies failed to provide a comprehensive biomechanical foot characteristics of at-risk military personnel. In this study, foot structure, function, and arch height flexibility (AHF) were objectively measured in 1090 incoming cadets (16.3% female, mean age of 18.5years and BMI of 24.5kg/m
Song, Jinsup; Choe, Kersti; Neary, Michael; Zifchock, Rebecca A; Cameron, Kenneth L; Trepa, Michael; Hannan, Marian T; and Hillstrom, Howard, "Comprehensive biomechanical characterization of feet in USMA cadets: Comparison across race, gender, arch flexibility, and foot types." (2018). West Point Research Papers. 111.
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