Some reflections on pathomechanics of the rheumatoid foot and ankle

  • X. Crevoisier


Inflammatory synovitis leads to the weakening of the stabilizing structures of the foot, resulting in pain and deformity and in turn leads to biomechanical abnormalities (121). However, these functional abnormalities also enhance deformity, thus a vicious circle is created (fig. 1).


Stance Phase Plantar Pressure Metatarsal Head Plantar Fascia Posterior Tibial Tendon 
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  • X. Crevoisier
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  1. 1.FMH chirurgie orthopédiquehôpital orthopédique de la Suisse romandeLausanneSwitzerland

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