Metatarsus adductus

Metatarsus adductus is a type of foot deformity where there is medial deviation of the first metatarsal +/- medial displacement of the metatarsals on the cuneiform. It can be congenital or acquired. It is considered the most common congenital foot abnormality.

Best assessed on a weightbearing dorsoplantar foot radiograph. The intermetatarsal angle is increased. 

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rID: 29645
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metatarsus adductus deformity
  • Metatarsus adductus deformities

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