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Flat feet with supports. Coloured X-rays of the left and right foot of a 61-year-old patient with flat feet caused by a previous tibia (shin bone) fracture (upper centre-left), showing steel hoops (thin white lines) used to support the arches. Flat feet is a condition where the arches of the foot collapse, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.
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