Hallux Varus: An Underreported Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

UNLABELLED: The prevalence of hallux varus deformity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported to be extremely rare. However, in South Asian Countries, where open-toed shoes are habitual footwear for the majority of people, we have found that hallux varus is a common deformity in patients with RA. This rate of occurrence is much more common than that in published hallux deformities in RA and reinforces the impact of footwear on the development of hallux deformities. In this report, we present 3 illustrative cases of hallux varus developed in patients with RA and review the etiology of hallux varus deformity. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, Level IV: Case Study.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matsumoto, T; Shah, R; Dave, M; Shah, N; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 173

PubMed ID

  • 25805438

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-7636

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1938640015578518


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States