Hallux rigidus

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  • Hallux rigidus (osteoarthrosis with restricted motion) is the second most common disabling deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint after hallux valgus.
  • The disability with hallux rigidus is greater than that seen in hallux valgus because removal of shoes does not relieve the pain; dorsiflexion at the metatarsophalangeal joint is severely restricted and painful.
  • Hallux rigidus is most commonly seen in middle-aged patients, but can develop during adolescence.
  • Unlike hallux valgus, males appear to be slightly more affected than females.

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Patient #1: Foot pain

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