International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

Apr 15, 2021 / Research & Innovation

Staff Present Latest Foot & Ankle Research at International Meeting

This week, staff from Scottish Rite for Children are attending the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) Virtual Meeting. The four-day conference has brought experts together virtually from around the world to present and discuss the latest leading-edge research on foot and ankle biomechanics.

This year, Scottish Rite had five projects selected for presentation – see below:
  • Functional Implications of the Flat-Topped Talus Following Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot Deformity
  • Quantitative Analysis of Talar Dome Morphology
  • Redefining the Juvenile Bunion
  • The Effect of Lateral Column Lengthening on Subtalar Motion: Are We Trading Deformity for Stiffness?
  • Do We Really Need to Worry About Calcaneocuboid Subluxation During Lateral Column Lengthening for Planovalgus Foot Deformity?
In addition to research being shared from our team, Division Director of Movement Science Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., is moderating the Pediatrics session. For the first time in history of the i-FAB Congress, the moderators for the various sessions are being led mainly by women. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead a session during this prestigious meeting,” says Tulchin-Francis. “i-FAB is unique not only because it brings together specialists from around the globe, but also that we are all focused on the foot and ankle – hoping to learn from one another about the best techniques in caring for patients within this population.” 

Through the ongoing research conducted at Scottish Rite, the multidisciplinary team collaborates to discover the best treatment options for pediatric patients with various foot and ankle conditions/deformities. Staff from our Movement Science division along with doctors who care for foot/ankle conditions, work closely to better understand how a child moves. Utilizing our state-of-the-art Movement Science Lab allows our experts to analyze what’s happening inside the body during movement so that the appropriate treatment plan can be put together.  

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