Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004139
Title: Assessing occurrence of flatfoot condition among student population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Flatfoot (pes planus) is a clinical condition associated with unusual biomechanical alterations in medial longitudinal arch. The medial longitudinal arch of foot is impaired, and hence, the entire sole touches the ground making the sole of foot to flatten. The aim of this work was to determine the prevalence of flatfoot among males and females of the student community aged between 18 and 25 by calculating the Chippaux-Smirak index (CSI). Materials and Methods: The study included 50 college students. Their ages ranged between 18 and 21 years. Footprints of all the 50 subjects were obtained using simple ink print method. The presence of flatfeet was diagnosed by calculating the CSI. If the CSI is greater than 45%, then the individual is considered flatfooted. Results: Of 50 subjects, 25, i.e. 50% had flatfeet with P < 0.05. Ten of 25 females (40%) were found to be flatfooted, whereas for males, it was 13 of 25 (52%). Conclusion: The study was successful as we concluded with a significant result (P < 0.05) about men having quite more significant flatfeet. The foot screening procedure presented in this study provides a strategy for recruiting participants with normal and flatfoot impression. The present study suggests that simple ink print method is a cost effective and easier way of diagnosing flatfeet deformity clinically.

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    Navya Khanna, Dinesh Premavathy*

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dinesh Premavathy, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Navya Khanna, Dinesh Premavathy*

    Title:Assessing occurrence of flatfoot condition among student population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2477-2480)
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    Methodology:Chippaux-Smirak index, Cost effective, Flatfeet, Medial longitudinal arch, Pes planus
    Research Materials:18 and 21 years, Footprints , 50 subjects

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Chippaux-Smirak index Cost effective Flatfeet Medial longitudinal arch Pes planus

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