J Korean Acad Rehabil Med.  2008 Dec;32(6):689-692.

The Comparison of Hallux Valgus Angles between Plain Radiography and Footprint Test

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea. doctor78@freechal.com

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
To find out whether the footprint test was significant as a screening test in hallux valgus (HV) patients. METHOD: The standing AP radiography and the static footprint were performed on 26 general patients, 52 feet total, ranging in age from 15~70 years. As markers of the footprint test, the angles that we want to measure were designated as H and H' angles.
RESULTS
The HV angle on plain radiography correlated significantly to the H angle of the footprint test (r=0.75), and presented as HV angle=1.012H+2.723. The HV angle on plain radiography inversely correlated significantly to the H' angle (r=-0.56) and presented as HV angle=-0.731H' +90.953.
CONCLUSION
The footprint test could be used as a screening test for hallux valgus prior to plain radiography. HV angle in standing AP radiograph could be predicted by measuring the H and H' angle on the static footprint. Supplement studies on variable factors such as age, gender, etc. are required for further study.

Keyword

Hallux valgus; Footprint; Standing AP radiography

MeSH Terms

Foot
Hallux
Hallux Valgus
Humans
Mass Screening
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