hallux purchasethe degree of contact achieved between the hallux pulp and the ground surface; a piece of paper should not move when attempting to pull it out from under the weight-bearing hallux pulp Table 1
|Good||The sheet of paper remains static and in situ when pulled|
|Fair||The sheet of paper moves slightly when pulled, but tends to tear when greater traction is applied|
|Poor||The sheet of paper can be pulled out with minimum effort|
|Absent||The paper slips out easily; it is not retained by the hallux as the pulp of the toe does not make ground contact|
Hallux purchase is inferred by the ease with which a sheet of paper can be pulled out from beneath the pulp of the weight-bearing hallux.