Dr. Frederic Wood Jones affirmed from his work as an anatomist that “every detail of the structure and function of the parts of the foot must be studied and realised for its own sake”.
1He stressed the significance and value of anatomic structures and function of the foot. This attention to detail is especially appreciated when it comes to evaluation of the flatfoot deformity.
- Wood Jones F.
Structure and function as seen in the foot.
Balliere, Tindall, and Cox, London1949: 1-4
Since the early work of Goldner et al,
2Mann and Specht,
- Goldner J.L.
- Keats P.K.
- Bassett 3rd, F.H.
- et al.
Progressive talipes equinovalgus due to trauma or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon and medial plantar ligaments.
Orthop Clin North Am. 1974; 5 (PMID: 4809543): 39-51
3and Banks and McGlamry,
- Mann R.A.
- Specht L.H.
Posterior tibial tendon ruptures: analysis of eight cases.
Foot Ankle. 1982; 2: 350
4our understanding has evolved with classifications that have provided a framework for diagnosis and treatment of the condition. As our attention to anatomic structures has progressed, we continue to gain greater clarity in the diagnosis and treatment of flatfoot deformity.
- Banks A.S.
- McGlamry E.D.
Tibialis posterior tendon rupture.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1987; 77: 170-176
To that end, the authors of this issue have contributed to further progress the scientific knowledge of flatfoot deformity. I extend heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the time, commitment, and expertise they so graciously shared in current concepts of flatfoot deformity in adults and children.
- Structure and function as seen in the foot.Balliere, Tindall, and Cox, London1949: 1-4
- Progressive talipes equinovalgus due to trauma or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon and medial plantar ligaments.Orthop Clin North Am. 1974; 5 (PMID: 4809543): 39-51
- Posterior tibial tendon ruptures: analysis of eight cases.Foot Ankle. 1982; 2: 350
- Tibialis posterior tendon rupture.J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1987; 77: 170-176
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