Journal article

Management of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis by physical therapists and podiatrists in Australia and the United Kingdom: a cross-sectional survey of current clinical practice

Kade L Paterson, Rana S Hinman, Hylton B Menz, Kim L Bennell

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BioMed Central | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: First metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is a common and painful problem that causes significant disability. There is limited research on assessment and treatment options, and the efficacy of current management strategies is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine how podiatrists and physical therapists in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) manage people with first MTP joint OA. METHODS: A survey of podiatrists and physiotherapists was conducted. Potential respondents were recruited through professional representative organisations in Australia and the UK. Participants completed a bespoke online survey regarding the assessment and treatment approach..

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Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

RSH is supported by an National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (#1154217), HBM is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (APP1135995) and KLB by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (APP1058440).