The ankle rearfoot complex consists of the ankle and subtalar joints. This is an observational study on two test conditions of the rearfoot complex. Using high-speed biplane fluoroscopy, we present a method to measure rearfoot kinematics during normal gait and compare rearfoot kinematics between barefoot and shod gait. This study found that biplane fluoroscopy can allow for detailed quantification of dynamic in vivo ankle kinematics during barefoot and shod walking conditions. This methodology could be used in the future to study hindfoot pathology after trauma, for congenital disease and after sports injuries such as instability.

Normative Rearfoot Motion During Barefoot and Shod Walking Using Biplane Fluoroscopy