Use of an external metatarsal bar in the treatment of limited first metatarsophalangeal joint extension. A case report

Mark W Cornwall, T. G. McPoil

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The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the effectiveness of an external metatarsal bar (EMB) in a patient with first metatarsophalangeal joint pain and limited motion. The patient was a 24-year-old woman with severe pain and limited motion in her right first metatarsophalangeal joint following surgical correction of a hallus abductovalgus deformity 4 years earlier. The application of the EMB resulted in a decrease of the force-time integral values under the lateral aspect of the foot and an increase under the central foot. In addition, the patient reported a significant reduction in her foot pain, which allowed her to return to a previous activity level. The results of this case report demonstrate that an EMB can be used for those individuals with limited and/or painful first metatarsal phalangeal joints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalLower Extremity
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

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Keywords

  • First metatarsophangeal
  • Foot
  • Orthosis
  • Walking

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Use of an external metatarsal bar in the treatment of limited first metatarsophalangeal joint extension. A case report. / Cornwall, Mark W; McPoil, T. G.

In: Lower Extremity, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1996, p. 203-206.

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