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Radiographic measurements of hallux angles: A review of current techniques

Srivastava, S. and Chockalingam, N. and El Fakhri, T. (2010) Radiographic measurements of hallux angles: A review of current techniques. Foot, 20 (1). pp. 27-31.

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Background: Radiographic angles are commonly used in patients with hallux valgus deformity to assess the severity, plan surgery, assess outcome and compare results. Many different manual methods have been used, but are prone to error. More recently computer-assisted methods using software have become available. Objective: To review the different methods that have been used to measure radiographic angles in hallux valgus. Method: A general literature search using relevant key words was undertaken using databases such as Medline, Embase, Cinahl and Cochrane Library. Review findings and discussion: The manual methods used are prone to errors. The reliability can be improved by using standardised radiographic technique and measurement technique using specific reference points. Computer-assisted methods using software, might improve reliability of measurements. Further studies are needed to assess if these methods are easy to use, and to compare different software's that are available. Specifically designed software for the foot might further improve the reliability of radiographic measurements in hallux valgus. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: bone examination; bone structure; computer analysis; computer assisted diagnosis; computer program; diagnostic accuracy; disease classification; disease course; foot radiography; hallux valgus; human; intermethod comparison; managed care; metatarsal osteotomy; outcome assessment; patient care planning; postoperative care; priority journal; reliability; reproducibility; review, Hallux; Hallux Valgus; Humans; Metatarsal Bones; Radiography
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 22:27
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/713

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