header advert
Orthopaedic Proceedings Logo

Receive monthly Table of Contents alerts from Orthopaedic Proceedings

Comprehensive article alerts can be set up and managed through your account settings

View my account settings

Visit Orthopaedic Proceedings at:



Full Access


7th Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Lisbon - 4-7 June, 2005


Aims Pedobarography has improved the understanding of load transmission in hallux valgus. The aim of this study is to evaluate Pedobarography in Modified McBride procedure which transfers the deforming of adductor hallucis into a correcting force on the first metatarsal neck. Material and Methods Nineteen patients with 27 feet in total who underwent this procedure were included in this study. Average age was 49 yrs (range 28 – 73). Average follow up was 7 months (range 6–14 months). Pedobarography was performed before and after the operation using EMED SFX 6 system to record the contact area, total force, peak pressures and contact time for total foot, great toe and areas of foot medial to gait line. Results Pedobarographic measurements showed a statistically significant improvement in the contact area of the great toe 7.4 cm preoperatively to 8.7 cm postoperatively (17.5%, p < 0.001) and reduction in peak pressures of the great toe from 67.5 N/cm to 48 N/cm (29%, p < 0.001) and the total foot from 89 N/cm to 82 N/cm (8% p < 0.05). Conclusion We conclude that Pedobarography demonstrates the normalisation of forces in the foot following Modified McBride Procedure.

Theses abstracts were prepared by Professor Roger Lemaire. Correspondence should be addressed to EFORT Central Office, Freihofstrasse 22, CH-8700 Küsnacht, Switzerland.