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Plantar pressure and joint motion after the Youngswick procedure for hallux limitus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14729987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of the Youngswick osteotomy on plantar peak pressure distribution in the forefoot are presented for 17 patients (23 feet) with mild-to-moderate hallux limitus deformity and 23 control subjects (23 feet). During 2 years of follow-up, the operation produced a significant increase in the range of dorsiflexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint in these patients, reaching near-normal values. Preoperative and postoperative measurements, using a pressure-distribution measurement system, show that peak pressure beneath the hallux and the first metatarsal head remained unchanged. However, peak pressure was significantly increased beneath the second metatarsal head and decreased beneath the fifth metatarsal head. These findings suggest that the foot functioned in a less inverted manner postoperatively. Compared with normal feet, hallux limitus feet demonstrated significantly higher peak pressure beneath the fourth metatarsal head preoperatively and postoperatively.
Alan R Bryant; Paul Tinley; Joan H Cole
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  94     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-19     Completed Date:  2004-03-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Private practice, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Forefoot, Human / physiopathology*
Hallux Limitus / physiopathology*,  surgery
Metatarsophalangeal Joint / physiopathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / methods*
Range of Motion, Articular*
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