Static and dynamic foot-pressure measurements in clinical orthopaedics

  • R. P. Betts
  • C. I. Franks
  • T. Duckworth
  • J. Burke
Clinical Applications of Biomechanics


Automatic analysis systems are outlined which enable the quantitation of the static and dynamic distribution of pressures and loads under the foot. The clinical usefulness of these systems is illustrated by several patient studies.


Foot pressure Hallux rigidus Spina bifida 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Betts
    • 1
  • C. I. Franks
    • 1
  • T. Duckworth
    • 2
  • J. Burke
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffield University and Area Health Authority (Teaching)SheffieldEngland
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldEngland
  3. 3.Orthopaedic DepartmentRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldEngland

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