Hallux Rigidus, An issue of Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323395632, 9780323395649

Hallux Rigidus, An issue of Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America, Volume 20-3

1st Edition

Authors: Eric Giza
eBook ISBN: 9780323395649
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323395632
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th September 2015
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Description

In the MTP joint, as in any joint, the ends of the bones are covered by a smooth articular cartilage. If wear-and-tear or injury damage the articular cartilage, the raw bone ends can rub together. A bone spur, or overgrowth, may develop on the top of the bone. This overgrowth can prevent the toe from bending as much as it needs to when you walk. The result is a stiff big toe, or hallux rigidus. Hallux rigidus usually develops in adults between the ages of 30 and 60 years. No one knows why it appears in some people and not others. It may result from an injury to the toe that damages the articular cartilage or from differences in foot anatomy that increase stress on the joint.


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Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780323395649
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323395632

About the Authors

Eric Giza Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief of the UC Davis Orthopaedics/Foot and Ankle Service Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Orthopaedic Surgery