metatarsophalangeal joint


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metatarsophalangeal joint

(mĕt′ə-tär′sō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā-)
n.
Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metatarsal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges of the toes.
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Whereas, Marczynski [7] considers metatarsophalangeal joint pain a symptom of hallux valgus.
The metatarsophalangeal joint exhibits the largest flexion/extension excursion of all joints.
A diabetic 56-year-old male patient weighing 162 kilograms was admitted to our clinic with a foot ulcer on the underlying callus plantar to the metatarsophalangeal joint of the fifth toe that had been present for a few months.
Clinical and laboratory evaluation of the patients with gouty arthritis revealed first metatarsophalangeal joint involvement in 72 (77.4%), ankle arthritis in 43 (46.2%), knee arthritis in 20 (21.5%), finger joint involvement in 18 (19.5%), elevated levels of serum uric acid in 76 (81.7%), elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate in 45 (48.4%), and increased serum C-reactive protein in 42 (45.2%) patients (Table 1).
Egyptians identified podagra (the inflammation of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux) in 2640 B.C.
Some are considered to be complications of acute or chronic sprain/strain of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. This category accounts for the most common athletic disorders of the foot.
Initial clinical presentation is commonly an acute inflammatory monoarthritis affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint, known as podagra [1, 2, 4].
C., 2000, The biomechanical relationship between the tendoachilles, plantar fascia and metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion angle".
Characteristic Reference 1 Peritoneal dialysis, (2) catheter-related peritonitis 2 Exacerbation of (3) bronchiectasis 3 Disseminated skin infection (4) 4 Chronic endophthalmitis after (5) lens implantation 5 Osteomyelitis after first (6) metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis 6 Catheter-related bloodstream (7) infection 7 Catheter-related bloodstream (8) infection
But it is especially found in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The tophi are deposits, occurring within the intra-articular synovium and cartilage.
Primary OA affects the knee, hip, hand, the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot and the lumbar and cervical spine (Fig.