The Development of Flat Foot After Ankle Fractures
In this study we are trying to determine the incidence of flat foot (also called pes planus) among patients who have had an ankle fracture. As compared to the general population, it is predicted that the incidence of pes planus will be higher among people who have fractured their ankle.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Pes Planus After Weber B and C Ankle Fractures|
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pes planus may develop following ankle fractures due to additional injuries that are sustained at the time of ankle fracture. If this study can demonstrate an association, further research would investigate how to effectively treat the pes planus early to prevent it from becoming a symptomatic problem.