In some patients after an osteotomi operation for hallux valgus
it is seen that the first caput metatarsalis does not to touch
the ground. Their total weight is then borne by their four lateral
capituli. A pes planus transversus-like condition then follows.
To see if an insole with a 6mm elevation under the capitulum
of the first metatarsal head will relieve the problem.
Material and Method:
Eight feet with an earlier osteotomi for hallux valgus where
the first metatarsal did not touch the ground were provided
with an insole with a 6mm elevation under caput metatars one.
Two weeks after the fitting of the insole each patient got
a questionnaire about the effects.
None of the patients had any further discomfort and there
were no relapses.