navicular drop test

navicular drop test

A clinical instrument used to evaluate the function of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, which is of interest in patients with overuse injuries. The dynamic navicular drop is influenced by foot length and gender, resulting in conflicting results regarding differences in navicular drop between healthy and injured participants.
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NAVICULAR DROP TEST
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navicular drop test

A test used to quantify pronation of the foot. While the patient's foot is in a non–weight-bearing position, the examiner places a mark over the navicular tuberosity. Next, the foot is placed on the floor, again in a non–weight-bearing position, and a mark is made on a 3 × 5 index card to measure the distance between the floor and the navicular tubercle. The measure is repeated when the patient bears weight on the foot and the distance between the two marks is recorded. Inferior displacement of greater than 10 mm while bearing weight is considered hyperpronation of the foot.
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(3) in separate studies revealed that navicular drop test is related to MTSS and this syndrome is more prevalent in females.
Navicular drop test: while the subject was in a sitting position, with knees flexed at 90[degrees] and ankle joint in a neutral position, the tuberosity of navicular bone was marked with a non-toxic marker.
There was significant difference in other factors like navicular drop test, internal and external rotation, iliospinale height, and trochanteric tibial lateral length.
Navicular drop test, internal and external rotation, iliospinale height, and trochanteric tibial lateral length were the only five factors that were significantly different btween the two groups.
* The navicular drop test was performed after marking the navicular prominence with the subject sitting in a chair and the feet on the ground (non-weight-bearing) in neutral subtalar position.
This is the largest study assessing intrinsic factors (gender, age, BMI, hip adduction, hip abduction, hip internal range of motion, hip external range of motion, ankle dorsal flexion, ankle plantar flexion, hallux flexion, hallux extension, subtalar inversion, subtalar eversion, maximal calf girth, standing foot angle, navicular drop test) of MTSS in athletes.
Measurement of the calcaneal angle, representing calcaneal eversion in relation to the tibia, has been previously described as a relatively easy method of estimating the degree of hyperpronation (9,25-28) in comparison with tests such as the navicular drop test (7) or measuring dorsal arch height with the Sit-to-Stand test.
Arch height change during sit-to-stand: an alternative for the navicular drop test. J Foot Ankle Res.
A navicular drop test, such as the Brody's technique, is commonly used to measure pronation at the subtalar joint.