Radiographic analysis of metatarsus primus elevatus and hallux rigidus.

  title={Radiographic analysis of metatarsus primus elevatus and hallux rigidus.},
  author={Samy Bouaicha and Christine Ehrmann and Beat Kaspar Moor and Gerardo Juan Maquieira and N. Rodriguez Espinosa},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={31 9},
BACKGROUND Controversy exists about the role of metatarsus primus elevatus (MPE) in the presence of hallux rigidus. Previous studies could neither confirm nor reject a causative relationship. Measurement of the true elevation of the first metatarsal according to current techniques lack either precision or accuracy or both. The purpose of this study was to assess MPE by means of a new radiographic measurement method and to analyze how the MPE-values differed among hallux rigidus, hallux valgus… CONTINUE READING
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