Size of the abductor hallucis muscle in older women with hallux valgus

Mickle, Karen J and Nester, Christopher J 2014, 'Size of the abductor hallucis muscle in older women with hallux valgus' , Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7 (S1) , A57-A57.

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Toe deformities are highly prevalent in older people with up to 74% of older men and women having some degree of hallux valgus [1]. Despite the well documented hypotheses that atrophied, or weak toe flexor muscles are associated with the formation of toe deformities [2], there has been little evidence to support this theory. Only one study has directly compared the toe flexor strength of individuals with toe deformities to those without, revealing that older people with hallux valgus have reduced hallux strength compared to those without the deformity [3]. Therefore, to further investigate the pathomechanics of hallux valgus, this study aimed to determine whether the size of the abductor hallucis muscle differed in older women with and without hallux valgus deformity.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Publisher: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1757-1146
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Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 15:52

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