A New Concept of Indexing Tibiofibular Torsion, A Pilot study using dry bones

Kotaro Tamari, Paul Tinley, Kathryn Briffa, Sally Raine

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Abstract

A newly developed clinical method of indexing tibial torsion uses the medial surface of the tibia as the proximal reference; however, the selection of a specific landmark on the medial surface has not been justified. Three different surfaces relating to the tibial tuberosity were tested using 24 dry tibial bones to determine which provides the most accurate and reliable landmark for use as the proximal reference. The medial surface of the tibia at the inferior point of the tibial tuberosity was the most reliable proximal reference that yielded the highest level of association between the newly developed clinical method and true tibial torsion (r = 0.77). The new method has the potential to describe the anatomy of the leg and to improve the clinical measurement of tibiofibular torsion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Volume95
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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