Intra- and inter-observer reliability of the distal metatarsal articular angle in adult hallux valgus.

@article{Chi2002IntraAI,
  title={Intra- and inter-observer reliability of the distal metatarsal articular angle in adult hallux valgus.},
  author={Thomas D Chi and James S Davitt and Alastair Younger and Sarah B. Holt and Bruce J. Sangeorzan},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={722-6}
}
There is some uncertainty as to whether the distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA) is a real entity or just radiographic artifact and whether it can be reliably measured. If it is intrinsic to the bone, it should not change with bone position. If it is clinically useful, it should be reproducible. Pre-operative and post-operative radiographs of 32 patients undergoing a proximal bony procedure of the first ray were evaluated independently by three foot and ankle specialists in order to… CONTINUE READING

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