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hallux[hal´uks] (pl. hal´luces) (L.)
the great toe.
hallux doloro´sus a painful disease of the great toe, usually associated with flatfoot.
hallux flex´us hallux rigidus.
hallux mal´leus hammer toe affecting the great toe.
hallux ri´gidus painful flexion deformity of the great toe with limitation of motion at the metatarsophalangeal joint.
hallux val´gus angulation of the great toe toward the other toes of the foot.
hallux va´rus angulation of the great toe away from the other toes of the foot.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a condition in which stiffness appears in the first metatarsophalangeal joint; usually associated with the development of bone spurs on the dorsal surface.
Synonym(s): stiff toe
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hal·lux rigi·dus(hal'ŭks rij'i-dŭs)
A condition in which there is stiffness in the first metatarsophalangeal joint; the joint may be the site of osteoarthritis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
hallux rigidusA painful condition in which the joint between the first long foot bone (the metatarsal) and the nearer of the two bones of the great toe is unable to bend properly. This causes severe walking disability. An operation on the tendons may be necessary or a rocker bar may be fitted to the shoe.
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