Tag Archives: hallux valgus
Surgery may restore sensation at great toe – Although some research has described sensory nerve dysfunction as a potential complication of hallux valgus surgery, most patients undergoing the procedure have measureable preoperative deficits—and most of these…
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Surgical hallux valgus correction significantly improves foot geometry and hallux kinematics but does not significantly change proximal kinematics, according to research from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. In a study published in the February issue of Foot & Ankle International, … Continue reading
Predictive variables include race, age
Research presented in July at the annual meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association in Boston adds to knowledge of risk factors for and prevalence of hallux valgus. Older age, African American race, high heel use, and genetic factors all conferred an increased risk of HV.
By Emily Delzell
Alpha Orthotics announced in March the availability of a simple clinical screening tool, the Manchester scale, for patients to self-assess the severity of their hallux valgus. The Manchester scale includes standardized photographs of feet with four grades of hallux valgus … Continue reading
The effect of hallux valgus on a patient’s quality of life starts with a frustrating inability to find fashionable shoes that fit—but evidence suggests it doesn’t end there.
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Ulcer prevention is the key to amputation prevention in patients with Charcot arthropathy, according to research from Chicago that raises the question of whether pre-emptive surgical correction of deformities is warranted in Charcot patients.
The mechanism by which foot orthoses improve postural control remains uncertain, but research suggests that it may stem from improvements in sensory feedback or changes in center of pressure that in turn affect joint moments.
By Douglas Richie, DPM
Kids’ shoes come up short – Study links tight fit to hallux valgus angle Keeping up with the ever-changing footwear needs of growing children can be a challenge for parents, but squeezing kids into too-short shoes may put them at risk for hallux valgus, according to research from the Medical University of Vienna. Plus: • Posted total contact insoles reduce hindfoot valgus in flexible flatfoot • Falls prevention efforts in elderly could start with toe strengthening
Bunion Aid is an award-winning hinged foot splint that relieves bunion pain. It is clinically proven to correct mild to moderate bunions (hallux valgus) and maintain post-surgical fixation of the toe, reducing rehab time. The splint can be worn at … Continue reading
Rehab enhances HV results
Post-op plan medializes weight bearing
Austrian researchers have found that rehabilitation following hallux valgus surgery can significantly improve weightbearing under the first ray, which has long been one of the barriers to full functional recovery.
by Jordana Bieze Foster