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Is in-toeing gait a developmental stage?

Thackeray, C. and Beeson, P. (1996) Is in-toeing gait a developmental stage? The Foot. 6(1), pp. 19-24. 0958-2592.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Very little literature has examined the symmetry of left and right foot progression angles. The lack of standardization between gait angle measurement techniques also make reliable comparison of different gait angle studies difficult. This study examined foot progression angles in random samples of children (aged 3, 6 and 9 years) and adults, to establish if in-toeing is a developmental stage in children. The incidence of in-toeing in this study indicates that an adducted gait is still fairly prevalent in 6- year-olds, but somewhere between the ages of 6 and 9 years in-toeing seems to resolve. It is likely that some degree of in-toeing can be considered as a developmental stage in young children under the age of 9. From age 9 onwards it reduces, showing less prevalence in older children and adults.
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD563 Podiatry
Creators: Thackeray, C and Beeson, Paul
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Podiatry
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Podiatry
Date: March 1996
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 19-24
Journal or Publication Title: The Foot
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 0958-2592
Status: Published / Disseminated

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