Biomechanics of climbing coconut trees and its implications in ankle foot morphology- a video sequence analysis

Bincy M. George, Arunachalam Kumar, Muddanna S. Rao

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Introduction: Few studies regarding foot changes and health of professional coconut tree climbers of south India are report-ed. Medical emergencies are very common, especially due to accidental fall from coconut trees, while on job. Objective of the present study is to analyze the altered biomechanics of lower limb joints used by the coconut tree climbers. Method: Videographs of tree climbing each from a total of 30 male volunteers, all between 30-55 years, engaged in coconut tree climbing profession were collected. Results: The data revealed the coconut tree climbers are us-ing abnormal rages of foot and lower limb joint motions. Conclusion: This study establishes an occupationally induced form of altered biomechanics, which leads to professional health hazards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-793
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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