Originally Posted by Sam Randall
I was wondering if there are any tools or toys or anything like this that can measure the amount of movement in the sagittal plane at the 1st MPJ during gait? Either (especially) in shoe or barefoot? This could look at whether (and how much) insoles and footwear can reduce functional hallux limitus, improve 1st ray function etc..
Also, I have a few papers on 1st ray function, but was wondering if there were any really seminal papers I should read on the subjext.. I have Howard Dananbergs stuff on sagittal plane blockade.
Any advice greatfully received..
Have a look at the following:
ROOT ML, ORIEN W, WEED JH: Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot, Clinical Biomechanics Corp, Los Angeles, 1977
HOPSON MM, MCPOIL TG, CORNWALL MW: Motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: reliability and validity of four measurement techniques. JAPMA 85: 198, 1995
HETHERINGTON VJ, CARNELT J, PATTERSON B: Motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. J Foot Surg 28: 13, 1989
BUELL T, GREEN DR, RISSER J: Measurement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint range of motion. JAPMA 78: 439, 1988
HETHERINGTON VJ, JOHNSON RE, ALBRITTON JS: Necessary dorsiflexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint during gait. J Foot Surg 29: 218, 1990
ROUKIS TS, SCHERER PR, ANDERSON CF: Position of the first ray and motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. JAPMA 86: 538, 1996
PATTON J: The Relationship Between Navicular Drop and First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Motion. JAPMA 96: 313, 2006
J.Halstead, D.Turner, A.Redmond. The relationship between hallux dorsiflexion and ankle joint complex frontal plane kinematics: A preliminary study. Clinical Biomechanics 20(5) Pages 526-531
Umberger BR, Nawoczenski DA, Baumhauer JF. Reliability and validity of first metatarsophalangeal joint orientation measured with an electromagnetic tracking device. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1999 Jan;14(1):74-6.
Nawoczenski DA, Baumhauer JF, Umberger BR. Relationship between clinical measurements and motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint during gait. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1999 Mar;81(3):370-6.
Also, have a look at the following link to this book (and the 1st MTPJ kinematics bit):
Apologies for the lack of consistency in format of the above, but you'll have plenty to go on there. Good luck,