hallux valgus

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 [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.

hal·lux val·'gus

a deviation of the disal portion of the great toe, at the metatarsophalangeal joint, toward the outer or lateral side of the foot.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hallux valgus

Podiatry A condition characterized by lateral deviation of the metatarsal head, which is angled dorsomedially, ↑ metatarsal angle, and abduction and valgus rotation of great toe Clinical Pressure, pain over 1st metatarsal head, ± shooting pains at rest Management Orthotics to control pronation, accommodative padding, wide shoes, shoe modification, cryomassage, NSAIDs, extra-articular steroid injections
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hal·lux val·gus

(hal'ŭks val'gŭs)
A deviation of the tip of the great toe, or main axis of the toe, toward the outer or lateral side of the foot.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hallux valgus

A common foot deformity in which the two bones of the big toe are angled in the direction of the little toe. There is a prominent bump on the inner edge of the foot and this is subjected to undue pressure and forms a bunion (BURSITIS). Hallux valgus is caused by unsuitably pointed footwear.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The most common cause worsening the quality of life of people affected by hallux valgus is pain [1,2], which intensifies especially when walking, when the deformity rubs against the shoe.
Physical examination of the lower extremities showed a statistically significant higher incidence of isolated metatarsus primus varus and both hallux valgus and metatarsus primus varus in children with DS.
This increase of BMI in the width and length of the foot corresponds with the literature.22-24 Increase in the distance between AC and AB, which means a widening in the metatarsal area, corresponds with an increase in the HVA that complies with a hallux valgus deformity formation mechanism.
El examen fisico pertinente demostro una cicatriz quirurgica en su rodilla izquierda, deformidad de hallux valgus y anomalias esqueleticas no dolorosas del pie izquierdo.
Popliteal fossa sciatic nerve block for ambulatory hallux valgus surgery: comparison of lateral and posterior approaches.
The plate serves as the primary component in the FastForward Bunion Correction System, a new approach to surgically correct hallux valgus deformities that preserves and protects the native bone anatomy.
X-ray images are especially useful, showing, say, the position of the bones as the foot stands on its metatarsal heads, or hallux valgus (medial deviation of the first metatarsal).
(2) Regarding hallux valgus, one systematic review and meta-analysis of 76 pooled surveys (496,957 participants) estimated that the prevalence was 23% in adults aged 16-65 years and 35.7% in elderly people aged 65 years or older.
Also called hallux valgus, bunions are progressive deformities of the big-toe joint.