Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity (AAFD) is a degenerative disease characterized by chronic changes in the joint alignment of the bones of the foot leading to significant pain and dysfunction. The hallmark of this disease is the functional loss in posterior tibialis tendon (PTT) strength though mechanical degradation of passive support structures of the foot have also been implicated, namely the spring ligament, talocalcaneal interosseous ligaments, fibers of the anterior deltoid, and the long and short plantar ligaments. [1] Clinically, AAFD patients present with midfoot collapse, forefoot abduction, and valgus tilting of the hindfoot and the magnitudes of these deformities are most often graded using plane radiographs in the mediolateral (ML), oblique anteroposterior (AP) and posteroanterior (PA) views. [1–3] The objective of this study was to develop a population of patient-matched rigid-body kinematic models using a standardized methodology that can be used to predict pathologic foot function with agreement between patient and model assessed through clinically relevant radiographic joint angles.

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