Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot

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Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot, Mert Root, Volume 2
Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot (Clinical Biomechanics, Vol 2) by Merton L. Root DPM, John H. Weed DPM and William P. Orien DPM is an all time classic (though now dated) book on the clinical biomechanics of the foot. It was probably the most influential book in the history of the podiatry profession and for the understanding of foot biomechanics. Despite its publication date of 1977, it is still worth reading by students and podiatrists today.

The foot is an engineering marvel that allows the body to perform many physical activities over a wide variety of terrain with remarkable efficiency. The functions of the foot and the lower extremity are biomechanically integrated; thus normal lower-extremity function requires normal foot function and vice versa. Because the subtalar joint is the main pedal joint allowing the triplanar translation of motion between the foot and lower extremity, normal subtalar joint function is critical to normal foot and lower-extremity function. This book provides an overview of the interrelationships between foot and lower-extremity function and mechanically based pathology of the foot and lower extremity, with an emphasis on the subtalar joint.

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Merton Root’s introduction from Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot:

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Merton Root, DPM’s introduction to Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot.

Table of Contents for Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot:
1. Motion of the Joints of the Foot
2. The Mechanics for Motion and Stability of Joints in the Foot
3. Static Stance Stability of the Foot
4. Kinetic Stability and Instability of the Foot
5. Compensatory Function of the Foot
6. Normal Motion of the Foot and Leg in Gait
7. Forces Acting on the Foot During Locomotion
8. Muscle Function of the Foot During Locomotion
9. Abnormal Motion of the Foot
10. Forefoot Deformity Caused by Abnormal Subtalar Joint Pronation

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Spanish version of Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot

In 2012, a Spanish version of Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot (Función normal y anormal del pie) was published. It was translated by Carles Vergés Sala. It is available at Amazon.com.

En 1977 se publica la mejor obra de todos los tiempos sobre la biomecánica podológica, Función normal y anormal del pie. Considerada un clásico, supuso un cambio radical en el conocimiento que hasta ese momento se tenía del comportamiento del pie. Tanto es así que sus autores marcaron un camino en la exploración, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de las alteraciones del pie y la extremidad inferior que acabó siendo el paradigma dominante respecto a la biomecánica funcional podiátrica durante más de treinta años. En la actualidad no hay ningún otro libro sobre el funcionamiento del pie que haya tenido una repercusión tan importante en la comunidad podológica internacional. No es de extrañar, a pesar de la fecha de publicación original, que este libro continúe siendo de lectura obligada para todas aquellas personas, estudiantes, profesionales y formadores, que estén interesadas en conocer aspectos de la biomecánica del pie. La estructura, la información que contiene, sus imágenes y su facilidad de lectura hacen que esta importante obra clásica sobre el pie y la extremidad inferior sea una referencia obligada en nuestras bibliotecas.

About the Authors of Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot:
Merton L. Root, John H. Weed, William P. Orien

Book Details:
Title: Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot
Authors: Merton L. Root, John H. Weed, William P. Orien
Publisher: Clinical Biomechanics Corporation
Published: 1977
Language: ‎ English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 478

Other books published by the Clinical Biomechanics Corporation:
Biomechanical Examination of the Foot
Neutral Position Casting Techniques

Related Topics:
Root Theory | Root Functional Orthotic Lab | Merton Root

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