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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Age from birth (years)

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Age from birth (years)

Figure 8.48 Foot length, females, birth to 16 years. From Blais et al. (1956), by permission.

Chapter 8 Limbs Foot Width

Definition Total foot width at widest (broadest) point of the foot.

Landmarks Measure between the medial prominence of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint and the lateral prominence of the fifth MTP joint of the foot. Measure on the plantar aspect (sole) of the foot (Fig. 8.49).

Instruments Tape-measure, calipers, or clear ruler.

Position Patients in a relaxed position, sitting, or lying down; however, foot width may be most easily measured with the individual standing on the tape-measure.

Alternative Draw around the foot, marking the MTP joints, and measure between the markings.

Remarks Normal values for males and females age 4-16 years are presented in Figs. 8.50 and 8.51.

Figure 8.49 Measuring foot width.

Figure 8.49 Measuring foot width.

Figure 8.50 Foot width, males, 4 to 16 years. From Malina et al. (1973), by permission.

Figure 8.50 Foot width, males, 4 to 16 years. From Malina et al. (1973), by permission.

Figure 8.51 Foot width, females, 4 to 16 years. From Malina et al. (1973), by permission.

Figure 8.51 Foot width, females, 4 to 16 years. From Malina et al. (1973), by permission.

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