alexa Radiographic study of the size of the first metatarso-digital segment in feet with incipient hallux limitus.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies

Author(s): Munuera PV, Domnguez G, Castillo JM

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Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to confirm whether the absolute and relative lengths of the first metatarso-digital segment is greater than normal in incipient hallux limitus deformity. METHODS: In a sample of 144 dorsoplantar radiographs under weightbearing conditions (94 of normal feet and 50 of feet with a slightly stiff hallux), measurements were made of the relative first metatarsal protrusion, the length and width of the first metatarsal and of the proximal phalanx of the hallux, the length of the distal phalanx of the hallux, and the total length of the hallux. RESULTS: There were significant differences between the two types of feet in the relative first metatarsal protrusion, the width of the first metatarsal, the length and width of the proximal phalanx of the hallux, the length of the distal phalanx, and the total length of the hallux. CONCLUSION: The size of the first metatarso-digital segment could be implicated in the development of hallux limitus deformity.
This article was published in J Am Podiatr Med Assoc and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies

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