An evidence-based classification framework for Hallux Rigidus

  • Paul Beeson

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Hallux rigidus (HR) is the second most common pathology affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint and a primary cause of morbidity and disability. Classification of this condition helps to inform management. Over the years a number of formal HR classification systems have been devised but despite this collective experience there is no consensus on classification design, construction, application or parameters’ validity. The aim of this research was to develop an evidence-based classification framework for HR and establish its validation and reproducibility. This was achieved through four studies. An initial study of 110 patients was used to determine the clinical parameters of HR. In addition to other pertinent findings this showed a positive relationship between second toe length and first metatarsophalangeal joint pain (P
    Date of Award2009
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Northampton
    SupervisorWilliam Ribbans (Supervisor), Susan Corr (Supervisor) & Carol Phillips (Supervisor)

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