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Plantar plate

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Caio Nery, Michael Coughlin, Daniel Baumfeld, Fernando Raduan, Tania Szejnfeld Mann, Fernanda Catena
OBJECTIVE: To find the best clinical parameters for defining and classifying the degree of plantar plate injuries. METHOD: Sixty-eight patients (100 metatarsophalangeal joints) were classified in accordance with the Arthroscopic Anatomical Classification for plantar plate injuries and were divided into five groups (0 to IV). Their medical files were reviewed and the incidence of each parameter for the respective group was correlated. These parameters were: use of high heels, sports, acute pain, local edema, Mulder's sign, widening of the interdigital space, pain in the head of the corresponding metatarsal, touching the ground, "drawer test", toe grip and toe deformities (in the sagittal, coronal and transversal planes)...
November 2015: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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