Jane Pontious, D.P.M., Professor
This is a one-trimester, two-hours-per-week lecture course dealing with the etiology, clinical, x-ray criteria and surgical approaches for the correction of hallux valgus deformity, hallux limitus deformity and related conditions.
At the completion of this course, the student will be expected to:
- Clinically evaluate patients with 1st metatarsophalangeal joint deformity.
- Evaluate the same patient with regard to x-ray criteria.
- Logically formulate a treatment plan including surgical procedure, and post-op management.
- Be able to describe surgical procedures used to correct lst MPJ deformities and be familiar with possible complications of these procedures and their treatment.
This course is taught because hallux abductus valgus and Hallux Rigidus deformity are common forefoot structural abnormalities with which podiatrists must deal.