The Human Foot

A Companion to Clinical Studies

  • Leslie Klenerman
  • Bernard Wood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 1-25
  3. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 27-79
  4. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 81-101
  5. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 103-116
  6. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 117-136
  7. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 137-156
  8. Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
    Pages 157-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-182

About this book


The Human Foot, a collaboration between an orthopedic surgeon and a paleoanthropologist, starts by tracing the evolutionary history of feet all the way from their beginnings as fins to modern human feet. It presents the foot, a neglected but important region, taking into account advances in the study of evolution, imaging, physiology and biomechanics.

The development of gait in children is described and measurements of foot pressures and their value are discussed. Also analyzed are various examples of the foot in action such as running, ballet dancing, tightrope walking, kicking, firewalking, swimming and the foot in microgravity, ending with a chapter on the loss of parts and the whole of the foot, the consequences and prosthetic replacement.

The text is an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, sports scientists, and podiatrists.


amputation biomechanics foot physiology the human foot

Authors and affiliations

  • Leslie Klenerman
    • 1
  • Bernard Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of LiverpoolLiverpool
  2. 2.Center for the Advance Study of Hominid Paleobiology, Department of AnthropologyGeorge Washington UniversityWashington DC

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-925-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-032-0
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