Hallux Rigidus: A tough nut to crack!

In 1977, Root, Orien and Weed, defined the term hallux limitus as “the deformity of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint in which the base of the proximal phalanx of the hallux is subluxed plantarly upon the 1st metatarsophalangeal head”. In describing this condition, they purported that the articular surface of the proximal phalanx would lose its ability…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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