Reliability of metatarsus adductus angle and correlation with hallux valgus

Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Available online 10 November 2011 Aryan I.S. Dawoodi, Anthony Perera BackgroundMetatarsus adductus is a common congenital foot deformity. Variable prevalence values were reported using different techniques in different populations.Numerous radiological measurements have been proposed to assess this deformity with a paucity of studies reporting the reliability of these methods.The metatarsus adductus angle was shown to correlate with the severity of hallux abductovalgus in normal feet and preselected populations of juvenile hallux valgus.Materials and methodsWeight bearing dorsoplantar radiographs of 150 feet were examined for 5 angles commonly used in assessing metatarsus adductus: angle between the second metatarsus and the longitudinal axis of the lesser tarsus (using the 4th or 5th metatarso-cuboid joint as a reference), Engel’s angle and modified Engle’s angle. The prevalence of metatarsus adductus was assessed according to published criteria for different techniques.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Available online 10 November 2011 Aryan I.S. Dawoodi, Anthony Perera BackgroundMetatarsus adductus is a common congenital foot deformity. Variable prevalence values were reported using different techniques in different populations.Numerous radiological measurements have been proposed to assess this deformity with a paucity of studies reporting the reliability of these methods.The metatarsus adductus angle was shown to correlate with the severity of hallux abductovalgus in normal feet and preselected populations of juvenile hallux valgus.Materials and methodsWeight bearing dorsoplantar radiographs of 150 feet were examined for 5 angles commonly used in assessing metatarsus adductus: angle between the second metatarsus and the longitudinal axis of the lesser tarsus (using the 4th or 5th metatarso-cuboid joint as a reference), Engel’s angle and modified Engle’s angle. The prevalence of metatarsus adductus was assessed according to published criteria for different techniques.

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Reliability of metatarsus adductus angle and correlation with hallux valgus