Metatarsal Bar for the treatment of pes planus transversus

Evaluate the bar as an acceptable remedial aid for a patient with rigid pes planus transversus.

Material and Method:
48 patients with rigid pes planus transversus were prescribed a metatarsal bar. Between one and two years later each got a questionnaire about it's the effects.

Only 12 replied. 10 said they were satisfied. 2 said they were not satisfied.

This is insufficient material from which to draw any conclusions. It was not until later that I realised that failure only occurred when the bar is worn in shoes with rubber soles.