Abboud et al., 2000showed an earlier initial contact time for all five metatarsal heads and a later occurrence of the maximum pressure in diabetic patients indicating an increased pressure contact time of the forefoot in diabetic patients. In addition, they found a delay of eccentric contraction of the tibialis anterior muscle (TA) which supports the view that TA-dysfunction leads to forefoot slap which in turn leads to higher pressure values and longer contact duration under the metatarsal heads in diabetic patients when compared to normal subjects.
- Abboud R.J.
- et al.
Lower limb muscle dysfunction may contribute to foot ulceration in diabetic patients.
Clinical Biomechanics. 2000; 15: 37-45
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