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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2002;26(2):187-192.
Evaluation of Foot Deformity according to the Occupational Condition in the Labor of the Industry.
Park, eong Mee , Kim, Jin Weon , Kim, Ki Wan , Kang, Seok Jung
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Younsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea. pjm219@wonju.yonsei.ac.kr
작업조건에 따른 산업장 근로자의 족부 변형도의 평가
박정미, 김진원, 김기완, 강석정
연세대학교 원주의과대학 재활의학교실
Abstract

Objective
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between each variable on occupational condition and foot deformity by Harris mat footprint.


Method
Subjects were 227 labors having no neurologic or musculoskeletal problems. They were evaluated by clinical history and Harris mat footprint. Three optional parameters of footprints were medial arch angle, metatatarsal arch grade, and hallux valgus angle.


Results
1) Hallux valgus angles were significantly increased in group of female, above 39 years old, labor, and duration of duty more than 6 years. 2) Medial arch angles were signifi-

cantly decreased in female, above 39 years old, obese person, and labor. 3) Metatarsal arch grades were significantly increased in group of female, above 39 years old, and more than 20 numbers of conveyance, less than 6 years of duration of duty. Foot pain was not related to medial arch angle, metatatarsal arch grade, and hallux valgus angle, respectively.


Conclusion
These results suggest that deformity of foot were related to female, above 39 years old, obese person, position of duty, duration of duty, and standing time. So these peoples maybe helpful for weaning proper modified shoes. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2002; 26: 187-192)

Key Words: Hallux valgus angle, Harris mat footprint, Hallux valgus angle, Medial arch angle, Metatarsal arch grade, Labor


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