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Blog posts tagged with 'hallux rigidus'

Cartiva® Implant Failure

What are the criteria for long term success of orthopedic implants and why is the Cartiva® Implant designed for failure?

Compatibility between human tissue (bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon and fascia) and orthopedic implants requires a number of criteria for success.  Rahyussalim, et al, in their...

Carbon graphite insoles and gait

Levers, rockers and carbon graphite insoles

Part 3 – Putting it all together

In part 1 of this conversation I presented a common customer question:  can I wear just one carbon fiber insole?  I briefly discussed gait and how a carbon fiber insole may affect gait.  In part 2 of this conversation I a...

Treat Hallux Limitus with a Morton's Extension

What is a Morton's Extension?

Thomas George Morton (1835-1903) was a clinical professor and surgeon at The Pennsylvania Hospital.  He was an active surgeon during The Civil War and founding director of several hospitals in the Philadelphia area.  As a pioneer of surgical techniques, he is accredite...

Hallux limitus – what can be done with conservative care and inserts?

Can hallux limitus be treated without surgery? In many cases it can, particularly if you know what stage of hallux limitus that you are currently in. It's best to check with your doctor and obtain a set of x-rays. Once you know waht stage you are, then you can pick the most appropriate orthotic for your needs.

Hallux Limitus | What you need to know about conservative treatment

Painful hallux limitus can be managed with the use of insoles, but an understanding of the staging of hallux limitus is important to understand which insole to use. This article discusses staging of hallux limitus and orthotic selection.