Abstract
ASSESSMENT OF PLANTAR ARCH INDEX AND PREVALENCE OF PES PLANUS -HEEL VALGUS AMONG INDIGENOUS OGONI MALE AND FEMALE (18-45 YEARS) RESIDING IN RIVERS STATE

Michael Omonkheoa Oyakhire*, Oladipo Gabriel Sunday, Ogbonda Mirabelle Chizarum and Samuel Rita Chinenye

ABSTRACT

Pes Planus, known as flat foot results commonly from collapsed or low medial longitudinal arch of the foot, a condition often seen in association with valgus deformity of the heel and plantar fasciitis. There has been no literature on flat foot incidence among indigenous people of Ogoni tribe. The research therefore aimed to assess Plantar arch index and prevalence of flat foot among Ogoni tribe ranging from 18 to 45 years of age, for the purpose of documentation. The study was conducted randomly on 145 subjects from Ogoni tribe using the convenience sampling technique. Footprints of all subjects were obtained using the simple ink method. Staheli's method was applied in calculating the Plantar arch index, where PAI = A/B. If the PAI is > than 1.15, then it is considered as a flatfoot. A total of 29.03% of the subjects had flatfoot among with a score of 20.78% unilateral for (males 5.48%, females: 5.4%) and 8.28% bilateral 4.11% (males: 4.17%, females 4.11%). The study showed that prevalence of flatfoot among Ogoni tribe is low and males appear to have a greater percentage than the females. Vagal deformity of the heel was not found in the sample studied.

Keywords: Flat, Arch, Foot, Plantar, Pes planus, Print.


[Full Text Article]

Login





Forgot Password  |  Register

Indexing

Best Paper Awards

European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (EJBPS) will give best paper award in every issue in the form of money along with certificate to promote research activity of scholar.

Best Article of current issue :

Dr. Dhrubo Jyoti Sen

Download Article : Click here

News & Updation

  • EJBPS: NOVEMBER ISSUE PUBLISHED

    NOVEMBER 2022 Issue has been successfully launched on 1 NOVEMBER 2022.

  • EJBPS New Impact Factor

    Its our Pleasure to Inform you that EJBPS Impact Factor has been increased from 5.467 to 6.044, due to high quality Publication at International Level.

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJBPS Received Index Copernicus Value 77.3, due to High Quality Publication in EJBPS at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Dear Researcher, Article Invited for Publication  in EJBPS coming Issue.

     

UG/PG/Ph.D Research Publication

Research Scholar of UG/PG/Ph.D can Submit their Research Article/Review Article/Case Study/Short Communication for Publication in EJBPS

Downloads

Copyright From

Covering Letter

                        Author Instruction 
 

PLAGERLUM REPORT