metatarsus angle

metatarsus angle

A normally adducted angle formed between the longitudinal bisection of the metatarsus and the longitudinal bisection of the lesser metatarsus.
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Parameters evaluated from footprints (Figure):2,7,15-18 footlength, AB width, AC width, BC distance, DE distance, DF distance; EF distance, heel width (HJ distance), K (HVA), R (metatarsus angle); M=Foot angle, Foot Index=AB/foot lengthx100; FE/DE, GD distance (if the G point was a lateral D point, a negative value was given); and AC/HJ, DE/HJ (Staheli index), AC-AB.
We consider that the increase in the duration of ballet and/or getting older causes an increase in the metatarsus angle and in MLA, and it signals that exercise (ballet) might have an effect on the development of MLA.