Effects of range of motion exercise of the metatarsophalangeal joint from 2-weeks after joint-preserving rheumatoid forefoot surgery.

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Summary of "Effects of range of motion exercise of the metatarsophalangeal joint from 2-weeks after joint-preserving rheumatoid forefoot surgery."

Joint-preserving rheumatoid forefoot surgery improves clinical outcomes, but postoperative range of motion (ROM) of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint remains an issue. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of ROM exercise from the early period after lesser toe MTP joint-preserving surgery Methods: A retrospective, observational study of 22 rheumatoid arthritis patients who underwent modified metatarsal shortening offset osteotomy was completed. Lesser toe scales were administered using the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot (JSSF) standard rating system, and the maximum distance of continuous walking was checked to evaluate clinical outcomes. Maximum passive ROM of the lesser toe MTP joints and the extension angle of the 2 MTP joint at the terminal stance phase during gait were measured and evaluated.


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Name: Modern rheumatology
ISSN: 1439-7609
Pages: 1-18


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