Lateral Intermetatarsal Angle: a useful measurement of metatarsus primus elevatus

Alan Bryant, B. Mahoney, P. Tinley

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    Abstract

    The lateral intermetatarsal angle, a measurement of the sagittal plane angular divergence between the dorsal cortices of the first and second metatarsals of lateral weightbearing foot radiographs, was compared in 30 normal and 30 hallux limitus feet. The results suggest that the angle may be measured reliably and that although the measured angles are relatively small, a significant difference exists between the normal and hallux limitus subjects studied. Accordingly, the lateral intermetatarsal angle may prove to be a useful radiographic measurement to assist the podiatric physician in the clinical assessment of hallux limitus.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-254
    JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
    Volume91
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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