forefoot varus

forefoot varus

Metatarsus adductus Orthopedics A fixed frontal plane deformity seen when the forefoot plane is everted to the rearfoot–ie, the 5th metatarsal head is more dorsal than the 1st metatarsal head; FV can be compensated by abnormal rearfoot pronation.
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But ifthe patient has a compensated forefoot varus the medial mobilization/release would likely worsen their injury.
These patients differ from forefoot varus in that the calcaneus does not go into excessive valgus (eversion).
Forefoot varus is when the forefoot is inverted (big toe higher than 5th toe) while the subtalar joint and calcaneus are in neutral.
This foot abnormality often presents in patients with rigid and supinated feet (unlike forefoot varus).
However, Ponseti has shown that the forefoot varus deformity is less than the hind foot varus deformity at initial presentation.
In patients with forefoot varus or valgus malalignment, a forefoot wedge may be applied to place the forefoot in neutral position (Genova & Gross, 2000).