Tibialis posterior tendon associated with hallux abducto valgus. A preliminary study

JG BozantCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA 50312.

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DR SerleticCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA 50312.

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RD PhillipsCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA 50312.

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The etiology of hallux abducto valgus has been the topic of much study. The authors of this study have attempted to investigate an association of anomalous insertions of the tibialis posterior tendon and their relationship to hallux abducto valgus. The authors present evidence that such anomalous insertions are normal, but may contribute to the development of the deformity because of variations in those insertions. A biomechanical model for that contribution is proposed.