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Volume:7 Issue:11 Number:28 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12070
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Customized arch supports for kids with flexible flatfoot similar on most outcomes to control


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Short-term effects of customized arch support insoles on symptomatic flexible flatfoot in children: A randomized controlled trial

Medicine (Baltimore).2018;97(20):e10655. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010655

Contributing Authors: RL Hsieh H Peng Wen-Chung Lee

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Synopsis

Paediatric flexible flatfoot is a very common condition which tends to improve over time in many children. During the period of its persistence, however, it can be quite painful and debilitating. The authors randomized patients to receive a customized arch support for 12 weeks or control (no insoles). Outcomes included radiographic outcomes, pain, function, stair ascent time, and overall mobility....

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