Kinetic analysis of the metatarsophalangeal joint in normal subjects and hallux valgus patients during walking using a four-segment foot model


The foot plays an important role in human walking [1]. The foot has many essential functions such as shock absorption, weight bearing stability and push-off. The metatarsophalangeal (MP) joint, positioned between the metatarsal bones of the foot and the proximal phalanges of the toes, provides a broad area of support across the forefoot. The major role of… (More)

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