Foot length measuring devices are present on the market since time however their use has rarely come out the orthopedic technician laboratory.
This tool has been inserted in the “Spine Leg Toolkit” case because in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system, during growth, it can provide with important information, often underestimated. The most interesting period is the pre-adolescence and adolescence.
The foot meter gives us the length of the foot, collected in load, in centimeters, but it is not so much the absolute value that is of interest.
In fact, the foot in pre-adolescence has an acceleration phase that precedes of one or two years the stature, therefore a rapid change in foot length will be an important information to understand when the height will begin to accelerate, as well as its braking phase will therefore anticipate the end of the statutory growth.
Dimensions: 45 x 14 x 6 h cm; Weight: 5 kg
AN ANCIENT TOOL FOR COLLECTING NEW INFORMATION
On a first visit, often information on growth foot is not available and in this case we can enhance the foot / height comparison. In fact, a high comparison, over 16, 16.5%, will indicate a phase of acceleration of the foot and therefore one initial pubertal development. A low comparison, less than 15% in one teenager with secondary sexual characteristics, already mature, will tell that we are in a phase where the height growth is slowing down.
It should certainly be taken into account the variability present in the population: there are small people with long feet and vice versa, however for the clinician who has to take important decisions, also the foot growth speed value and the comparison between foot & height, have an important value, near all other anamnestic data and secondary sexual characteristics, equally variable.
|cm 47 x 13.5 x 6.5 h