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Title: Some foot muscles preventing inversion traumatisms
Authors: VAN ZWIETEN, Koos Jaap
Lamur, Kenneth
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University
Citation: Varzin, S. & Tarasovskaia, O. (Ed.) Transactions of the 2nd All-Russian Scientific Practical Conference with international participants “Health as the basis of human potential: problems and how to solve them” October 2-4, 2007, Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. p. 253-257.
Abstract: Tennis players often perform landings on one foot in inverted position. In Sports Medicine therefore, ankles sprains after inversion traumatisms of the foot are the most common tennis injuries. In this theoretical study, the role of some foot muscles in preventing inversion traumatisms was examined. During the swing phase of normal gait, some intrinsic foot muscles may be active in everting the foot prior to landing. Our kinematical approach consists of assesment of metric parameters measured in radiographs of lower legs and feet of anatomical specimens. The study confirms that m. peroneus longus is a strong evertor. The transverse head of m. adductor hallucis may evert the foot as well and prevent inversion traumatisms. Remarkably, this caput transversum of m. adductor hallucis was absent in 3 out of 10 anatomical specimens.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7853
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
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