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Foot Ankle Int. 1995 Sep;16(9):572-6.

The hindfoot alignment view.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA.

Abstract

A modification of Cobey's method for radiographically imaging the coronal plane alignment of the hindfoot is described. Using this view, we estimated the moment arm between the weightbearing axis of the leg and the contact point of the heel. Normative data on 57 asymptomatic adult subjects are presented. The weightbearing line of the tibia falls within 8 mm of the lowest calcaneal point in 80% of subjects and within 15 mm of the lowest calcaneal point in 95% of subjects. The technique for measuring coronal plane hindfoot alignment is reliable, with an interobserver correlation coefficient of 0.97. This radiographic technique should help in the evaluation of complex hindfoot malalignments.

PMID:
8563927
DOI:
10.1177/107110079501600911
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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