The Use of the Term Flat Foot, with a Note on the Diagnostic Classification of the Ordinary Disabilities of the Adult Foot

1909 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
knee, and one or both knees are in a hyperextended position. One knee may be held in a normal position, but when the weight of the body is shifted, that knee-joint wilL¿spring backward. The position of the feet is more pronated than normal,_and the scaphoid is prominent and low. In most of the cases, especially in a well-marked case, there is a good deal of lordosis of the lumbar spine and a prominent abdomen, and the shoulders are generally rounded and the head is held forward. The spinal
more » ... es are prominent and sometimes held in spasm. When the child is
doi:10.1056/nejm190910281611807 fatcat:f35p7d4wezbnbn6alxkjbh7m24