Journal article

First metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis: a clinical, pedobarographic and gait analysis study.

Paul Francis DeFrino, James White Brodsky, Fabian E Pollo, Stephanie J Crenshaw, Andrew D Beischer

Foot & Ankle International | SAGE Publications | Published : 2002


This study investigated the results of first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) arthrodesis in terms of clinical outcome measures, plantar pressure distribution, and gait patterns. Ten feet in nine patients with severe hallux rigidus (HR) who underwent first MTP arthrodesis were studied. The preoperative evaluation included a subjective questionnaire, physical exam, AOFAS hallux score, radiographs and dynamic pedobarography (EMED). At follow-up (average 34 months) these were repeated, and gait analysis studies were obtained. Patients showed significant clinical improvement based on the subjective criteria. The mean AOFAS score improved from 38 preoperatively to 90 postoperatively. Postoperative EMED ..

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