The relationship between body weight and foot deformities in children of different ages Farkli yaşlardaki çocuklarda vücut aǧirliǧ i ve ayak deformiteleri i̇lişkisi

Aras Ü., BEK N., Yakut Y.

Turkiye Klinikleri Pediatri, vol.19, no.1, pp.30-37, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri Pediatri
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-37
  • Keywords: Acquired, Adult children, Body mass index, Body weight, Foot, Foot deformities
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate of relationship of musculoskletal system characteristics and biomechanical structure of foot in school children. Material and Methods: This study included 337 children with between 6-14 years. Subjects were divided in to 3 groups. After saving demographical properties of subjects, body mass index (BMI), navicular drop (ND), subtalar joint angle (SJA) and Chippauks-Smirak In deks (CSI) were measured to inform about foot structures. Group 1 included 110 children (between the ages 6-8 ye ars), group 2 included 90 children (between the ages 9-11 years) and group 3 included 132 children (between the ages 12-14 years). Results: According the results the highest average SJA and ND values found in group I. Comparing the groups in the positions of weight bearing and non-weight bearing, SJA values of all children were found statistically significant (p< 0.05). As CSI values most of the children in group 1 had low arch. In all children, statistically significant difference in among the groups was found between the bilateral CSI scores and left ND scores (p< 0.05). Bilateral ND scores were not significant in all groups (p> 0.05). It was found that un me a ning ful cor re la ti on bet we en the BMI and ND, SJA with non-we ight be a ring (p> 0.05). When relations hip between BMI and bilateral CSI and SJA with weight bearing were analyzed, significant difference was found (pp< 0.05). Conclusion: According to our study, fo ot de for mity and pat ho lo gi es are be ing af fec ted by age, gen der, body we ight sta tus in school children and this should be considered assessment and management of these pathologies. Copyright © 2010 by Türkiye Klinikleri.