To the Editor:

I read with interest the article by Walter L. Jenkins, DHS, PT, ATC-L, Susanne G. Raedeke MA, ATC, and D.S. Blaise Williams III, PhD, MPT, published in the May/June 2008 issue of JAPMA, entitled “The Relationship Between the Use of Foot Orthoses and Knee Ligament Injury in Female Collegiate Basketball Players.” Although the article is a timely reminder of the complexity of knee injury in noncontact sports and its proposed relationship to foot function, some valuable information could have been added to the presentation of this retrospective study. The questions and remarks presented here are related to the information on basketball players, foot posture characteristics, the methods used, and the study in general.

Foot orthoses have been reported to successfully reduce knee pain, pathology, and the risk of injury.1,5 However, although subjective and objective evidence grows...

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