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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part F

Morphometric analysis of ankle and foot in bharatanatyam dancers: A systematic review


Author(s): Pratiksha Kalgutkar and Pradeep Borkar

Abstract:
Background: Bharatanatyam dancers excessively use lower limb for vigorous foot tapping and different postures which put them on the high risk of ankle and foot injuries. By understanding epidemiology and injury pattern of lower extremity, the prevention and treatment strategies for this population can be developed.Methods: article systematically reviews epidemiological studies on Bharatanatyam injuries from 2010 to 2020 in which ankle and foot injury are included. 50 articles were selected for the review,10 duplicate articles were excluded, In the second stage, 12 articles were excluded After assessing the 28 full-text articles,6 studies that accomplished ≤9 points according to the STROBE checklist were excluded Finally, 12 studies were included in the qualitative synthesis.Result: studies included showed injuries in ankle, foot in Bharatanatyam dancers. Out of which pes planus that is flat foot (2.4%) and Functional ankle instability (7.67%) was the most common injury reported. Stress fractures and ligament injuries were second most common injuries.Conclusion: Based on the analysis prevalence of ankle and foot injuries in Bharatanatyam dancers is 15%. Common injuries identified in ankle and foot region are ankle sprain, peroneal tendonitis, Tendo Achilles tightness, flat foot, stress fractures and plantar fasciitis.

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How to cite this article:
Pratiksha Kalgutkar, Pradeep Borkar. Morphometric analysis of ankle and foot in bharatanatyam dancers: A systematic review. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(2):344-347.

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