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Blog posts tagged with 'hallux limitus'

Can a Spring Plate be used to treat a bunion?

Can a spring plate be used to treat a bunion? In some cases, yes. This article explores the use of carbon fiber spring plates in the treatment of dorsal bunions.

Treating hallux limitus - fusion vs implant?

When it comes to treating hallux limitus and hallux rigidus, I’ve been an implant guy for years. Implant arthroplasty (Mayo-Keller bunionectomy) is simply what I learned to use in my residency training 30 years ago. In cases of stage 4 hallux limitus (HL), I’ll opt for a great toe implant over a fusion any day. My logic is that it’s simple; what I would want to have? I wouldn't want a stiff toe. I’d like to maintain the natural range of motion of my great toe joint.

Dancer's pads - do I buy a right or a left for my problem?

We recently got into a discussion at the shop about dancer's pad and placement on the foot. Which pad is the right pad and which is the left? How does the left fit on the right foot? How does a right treat a left? I see how folks can get confused.

The Vasyli-Dananberg Orthotic - dynamic treatment of hallux limitus

One of the guys at work was holding a Vasyli-Dananberg Orthotic and gave me a smirk and said, "What do you do with this?" Opportunity was knocking at my door. We'll be talking this week at work about 1st ray mechanics and how the Vasyli-Dananberg Orthotic is used to treat hallux limitus.

Off-loading forefoot pads - specific purpose - which one is best for my needs?

Off-loading forefoot pads- The third and final category of off-loading forefoot pads are the pads that are used to target or treat a specific portion of the forefoot. By off-loading, we're referring to a pad that is placed adjacent to the area that is being treated.