Kinematics of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

  title={Kinematics of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.},
  author={Michael Shereff and F J Bejjani and Frederick J. Kummer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={68 3},
The kinematics of both the first metatarsophalangeal joint and the articulation of the hallux sesamoid bones with the metatarsal head were investigated with fifteen fresh-frozen below-the-knee amputation specimens using a radiographic technique. Six feet were of normal structural anatomy, six displayed hallux valgus, and three had hallux rigidus. Normal specimens demonstrated an average total range of motion in the sagittal plane of 111 degrees, with about 76 degrees of dorsiflexion and 34… CONTINUE READING
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